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Isabel Summers

February 23, 1938 — September 14, 2022

Isabel Summers

Isabel Caraballo Summers, age 84, peacefully passed to the Lord due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease, at her home in Bay Village, Ohio with her family by her side on September 14, 2022. She was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on February 23, 1938 to Ernesto an Evangelia (nee Caraballo) Caraballo.

Isabel married her beloved husband, James Summers, on July 9, 1966 and they celebrated 56 years of a wonderful marriage. They were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary twice with family and friends, once in Ohio and once in Puerto Rico.

Isabel trained for social work with a Bachelors of Art at Catholic University in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with a Masters of Art for social work at Case Western Reserve University, and a Masters of Arts for school counseling at Cleveland State University. She used these skills to serve others by helping Catholic Charities work with the children escaping Fidel Castro's Communist takeover of Cuba, helping Spanish speakers at Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, and for 35 years by being a Guidance Counselor for Junior High students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School district.

Isabel is survived by beloved husband, James Summers; loving children, David Summers and Marie Summers; and cherished grandson, Elijah. Isabel is also survived by sisters, Ernesta (Tefi Arroyo), Carmen (Luis Perez), Luci (Fani Feliciano), Aida (Pedro Caraballo), and Rosa Marta (Alexis Vazquez), brothers Ernesto Junior Caraballo (Iris), Juan Caraballo (Maria), Julio Caraballo (Diana); she is survived by sister-in-law Chris (the late Donald Summers) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions in Isabel's honor may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or www.hospicehwr.org.

Family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, North Olmsted. For those unable to attend Mass in person, please view the Mass live or later at https://my.gather.app/remember/isabel-summers. www.buschcares.com 440-937-6175

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Visitation

Monday, September 19, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon

32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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Mass

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

St. Raphael Catholic Church, CATHOL

525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH 44140

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Burial

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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