ELI J. VRANEK, aged 97 years, beloved husband for 59 years to the late Lillian L. (nee Lanese), dear father of Karen Mihelcic (husband Don) and Karl J., loving grandfather of Joshua Mihelcic (wife Nikki), treasured great-grandfather of Lillian Rose and Eli Nicholas Mihelcic, treasured son of the late Peter and Catherine (nee Stimac), fond brother of the late Ann Matz (husband Ed). Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44119. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Burial following in Knollwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Eli at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) on FRIDAY from 2:00 to 5:00 AND 6:00 to 9:00 PM.