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Miroslawa Elizabeth Dedejczyk

January 19, 1949 — March 15, 2024

Richmond Hts, Ohio

Miroslawa Elizabeth Dedejczyk, of Richmond Heights, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of March 15, 2024, at the age of 75.

Miroslawa, “Ela,” was born on Wednesday, January 19, 1949, to loving parents, Danuta and Bernard Janowski, in Krosno Odrzańskie, Poland. Ela was the third of four Janowski children with an older sister, Milka (78), an older brother, Tadek (76), and a younger brother, Kristof (72). As a young girl, Ela had a passion for cooking, making her dishes elegantly presentable with designs and decorations.

In June of 1968, at the age of 19, a young man by the name of Jerzy (Bogdan) Dedejczyk moved into the apartment across from Ela and her family in Krosno Odrzańskie. Quickly growing very fond of each other, Ela and Bogdan married the following June and moved to Skwierzyna, Poland in the following weeks. Soon after, Ela and Bogdan welcomed their first child, Grzegorz, “Greg,” in November of 1969. Upon moving to their new home, Ela began working in an agricultural facility. In late 1970, the Dedejczyk’s welcomed their daughter, Ewa (Basia), “Bajka,” completing their immediate family.

In the 1980s, Ela began working in a furniture store, “Fabryka Mebli,” working long shifts building furniture in order to provide for her family alongside Bogdan. In the winter of 1990, on her 41st birthday, Ela, Bogdan, Greg, and Bajka left their home of over 20 years in Skwierzyna for a better life in America. With help from her brother, Kris, Ela and her family were able to settle in Cleveland, Ohio, where they reunited with Ela’s parents and Kris’ family.

For the next several years, Ela and her family worked diligently to buy their first house in South Euclid, later upgrading in size to a house in Richmond Heights in 1996. After years of hard work and devotion, Ela, her husband, Bogdan, her daughter, Bajka, and Bajka’s husband, Danny, created their own embroidery company named Caprys Embroidery, where Ela and Bogdan worked with clothing on industrial embroidery machines.

For the next 25 years, Ela and Bogdan enjoyed American life, welcoming 4 grandchildren in that time. Ela is survived by her loving husband, Jerzy Bogdan (81), her sister, Milka (Leszek), her brothers, Tadek (Ewa), Kristof (Debbie), her son, Greg (Vincenza), Vincenza’s daughter, Zoe, her daughter, Bajka Scaffidi (Danny), her grandaughters Patrycia and Juliana, her grandsons, Danilo and Marco, her many cousins, nieces, nephews, and her great grandchild to be.

Ela was a genuinely kind woman to everybody. If you met her, you would want to be her friend. Ela’s pure friendliness brightened the mood in every room. Ela always found positivity in every situation. She called her sister in Poland every day and kept frequent contact with her older brother, Tadek, and her younger brother, Kris, every Wednesday evening to keep him updated with what was going on with their siblings and extended family and friends in Poland. We will all miss those calls. Her selflessness defined who she was as she never complained and always put others first.

Unfortunately, Ela succumbed to her piling up health issues, taking her from her family too soon. Our hearts are aching and broken forever. She was the heart, rock, and the core of the whole family. Ela kept everyone connected and will never be forgotten. We’re very lucky she made such an impact in our lives. Ela, we love you and will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.

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