Betty J. (nee Smolka) Urich

  • Died: August 9, 2017
  • Location: Garfield Heights, Ohio

Hopko Funeral Home

6020 Broadview Rd
Parma, OH 44134

Tel. (216) 661-0033

Tribute & Message From The Family

BETTY J. URICH (nee Smolka) beloved wife of the late Paul E. Dear daughter of the late Albie (nee Wagner) and Yaro Smolka. Dear daughter in law of the late Theresa (nee Pillar) and Peter Urich. Dear mother of Ronald Urich (Sheila, deceased)(loving and close friend Joan Walsh), Patricia Liniman and Gary Urich Sr. Loving grandmother of Michelle Urich, Krissy Nagal (Mark), Nicole Urich, Dennis Liniman (Janine), Carrie Kacel (James), Gary Jr., Nathan (deceased)(Carly) and Justin Urich,Thomas Urich and wife and Steven Urich and wife. Loving great grandmother of Edward Jr., Dennis and Krista DeBrouse, Joseph Liniman and James, Kelsi and Riley Hershberger and Maclin Nagal. Dear sister of the late Laverne Zemba (Michael, deceased) Loving sister in law of Agnes Rohal, Irene Bray and Mildred Cunningham. Loving aunt and great aunt of many and sister in law of many deceased.

Our mother was a devoted and loving wife to our father for 61 years. She was a loving, caring and dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved being around her family and holidays. We will never forget what a wonderful cook our dear mother was. Those holiday hams, chicken paprikash and dumplings, chop suey and home made chicken soup; and all the holiday baking, homemade nut rolls, kolacky and Christmas cookies. You made such a deep impression in all of our lives. You were always smiling till your very last day of life. Our mother was there for everyone when they needed her. You were our angel on earth Mom. Now God has taken our angel, please take care of our mother like she has taken care of all of us.

Services Tuesday August 15, 2017 at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church 8111 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville beginning with Funeral Prayers at 10:15a.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10:30a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial at All Saints Cemetery.

Friends received at the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA MONDAY 2-4 AND 6-9P.M.with Parastas at 8:30p.m.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dear Carrie and Family,
My profound sadness, thoughts and prayers of
strength go out to you and
your family at the loss of
your Lovely... Grandmother. Big Hugs to You ~ May God Speed

Posted by Bridget Sinko - Las Vegas, NV   August 16, 2017

Aunt Betty, you showed me and the cousins love and kindness always. You are in my heart forever. Love, Elizabeth (Beth Ann Bray) Shepardson

Posted by Elizabeth Bray Shepardson - Wilbraham, MA - Family   August 13, 2017

As long as I can remember your Mom and Gramma was always there and always so nice. God bless her,may she rest in peace with her devoted husband.

Posted by sue Mazzone - strongsville, OH - Family Friend   August 11, 2017