PAULETTE M. ZARYCZNY (72) made her transition suddenly but peacefully on June 13, 2019. Paulette was born in Detroit, Michigan to Marian “Pete” and Dolores Zaryczny both deceased. Beloved sister of Mary McCoy (deceased) of Jamestown, California and Paul Zaryczny of Boston, Massachusetts. She is survived by an uncle, a nephew, (her sister’s son) and many loving cousins from the families of both of her parents. She leaves behind scores of grieving friends.
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Paulette attended high school at St. Mary’s Redford, Mich., where she excelled in sports and fun. She graduated from her beloved Marygrove College in Detroit and went on to be, first a teacher, and then a psychiatric social worker there. She soon relocated to Cleveland, Ohio and continued her career as a social worker. Paulette completed her M.S.W. at Ohio State University and came back to her new home to work in a neighborhood mental health clinic and then became Director of Womanspace’s Women and Alcohol project.
At forty, she again reinvented herself by following a dream and joining the Cleveland Police Department. During her career she worked a neighborhood RAP house and served as a patrol officer in both the 4th and 5th districts. She loved being a police officer and proudly ended her career as a detective in the Financial Crimes Unit and Policy and Procedure Department at the Cleveland Justice Center.
After retirement, she volunteered and served on the Board at Renaissance Unity Church, worked with the folks at Grandpa’s Thrift Shop, and at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She relished retirement and spent her time gardening, reading, trash picking and refurbishing everything and rescuing senior dogs. She made friends easily wherever she went, appreciating all those in her life.
A Celebration of Life will take place for her on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 PM at Community of St. Peter, 7100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 125, Cleveland Ohio 44103. Door will be open at 6:00 PM for visitation with the family prior to the service. Going west on Euclid Avenue, turn left onto E. 71st. Going east, turn right. Go behind the corner building to big parking lot. Entrance to Church is in rear.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT. 84741