Elise G. Jancura, PhD, MBA. Dr. Jancura was past Associate Dean of Cleveland State University's College of Business Administration, as well as Chairperson of the Accounting and Business Law Departments. She specialized in Accounting and Computer and Information Science. Aside from her academic duties, Dr. Jancura was a principal in the establishment of the Cleveland State University Computer Center.
Prior to her switch to academia, Dr. Jancura was a systems engineer and computer and information systems consultant with IBM.
Dr. Jancura was a member of numerous professional organizations and chairperson of many, including the Computer Services Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Cleveland Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, the National Association of Accountants, and others.
She was a frequent contributor to professional journals such as "The Internal Auditor," "The Journal of Data Education," "The Woman CPA," and she authored several books on auditing and computer systems.
Dr. Jancura forwarded opportunities for women and was a true pioneer for women in her field.
Away from her career, Elise enjoyed the outdoors. She traveled to, camped in, and hiked through many of our national parks and forests.
Another great love of hers was animal welfare. She always had at least one rescue dog and/or cat she was spoiling and contributed to many rescue organizations.
However, her greatest love was for her family. Her three sisters: oldest sister Charlene Anne (Dr. Keith) Koepke and their children, Gabrielle Anne Koepke (Mark Embly) children Elliott and Addison; Charles Robert Koepke, MD, JD (Ann-Marie) children Juliette, Savannah, Mallory, and Victoria; Alexandra Jean Geffert, JD (John Joseph JD) children Jack, Max, and Isabella, and Morgan Rebecca Koepke MD (Jason Alameda). Middle sister Jo-Marie Antoinette (Clint) Preslan and their children Annelise Helen Sullivan, DDS, MS (Ryan PE) children Colt and Elise "Ellie Mae"; and Clinton E. Preslan, Jr., Esq, MBA. Youngest sister Toni Celeste Knotek, MBA (Edward, MBA) and their children, Edward II, PhD (Julia) children Audrey, Edward III, and Vivian; Nicole Anne Knotek, MD (Nathan Groves) children Walter and Owen; Joseph Anthony (Christine) Knotek child Catherine; and Elizabeth (Joe) Cicco children Grace, James, and Anthony. Rebecca Ackon was her dear friend and caregiver.
Quite a full house. Elise always put family before anything. She will be remembered by those who loved her in every crossword puzzle, walk in the park, National Parks T-shirt collection, and kids trip to Chuck E. Cheese.
In lieu of flowers, family requests you consider a donation to The Elise Jancura Rescue Fund at West Park Animal Hospital, 4117 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland OH 44135 for the care of abused and abandoned animals.
Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church 3644 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland OH 44111. Internment immediately following at West Park Cemetery 3942 Ridge Road, Cleveland OH 44144. (440) 333-9774 www.buschcares.com