St. Mary Cemetery Memorials - Elyria, Ohio

Established in 1857, St Mary Cemetery in Elyria, Ohio holds a special place as a historical marker within the local community. The cemetery is the largest representative of the Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries network in the city. Kotecki Family Memorials leads the region in providing cemetery markers, monuments, and memorials to the Catholic faith community. St. Mary Cemetery Memorials feature numerous Kotecki stonework among its’ historic markers and headstones.

Sailor Rudolph Piskuran - Pearl Harbor - St. Mary Cemetery - Elyria Ohio - Kotecki Family Memorials

Pearl Harbor Veteran Rests At St. Mary Cemetery

In 2016, a 75-year war story concluded as Elyria Sailor Rudolph Piskuran came to rest among St. Mary Cemetery Memorials. The son of Hungarian immigrants William and Julia Piskuran, he was a 1940 graduate of Elyria High School before enlisting in the United States Navy.
“Rudy” was just 19-years-old when he died as a proud member of the USS Oklahoma. On December 7, 1941, Japanese airplanes torpedoed and capsized the battleship killing 415 sailors and 15 marines aboard.
The attack launched the United States into World War II.

“I’m just glad he’s laid to rest.. and I know he’s with his mom and dad, where he needs to be.”

Piskuran Neice – Iiona Menner

In April 2015, a change in policy by the Department of Defense allowed for previously unidentified remains of Pearl Harbor victims to be exhumed and examined through DNA testing.
According to reports, Piskuran had originally been buried in a mass grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

St. Mary Cemetery
Elyria, Ohio

  • Location: 7284 Lake Avenue
    Elyria, Ohio

  • Established: 1857

  • Total Acres: 73

  • Burial Options: Ground Memorials, Upright Monuments, Cremation

Kotecki Memorial Options

There are many options to memorialize your loved ones at St. Mary Elyria including traditional memorials, upright memorials, mausoleums, and cremation.

St. Mary Elyria Memorial Contacts:

Kotecki Family Memorials
3636 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Showroom Hours:
MON-FRI:  9am-5pm
SAT:  9am-3pm

Contact: Edward Kotecki IV

Memorial Designs, Specifications And Standards

St. Mary Cemetery Memorials Elyria must adhere to material, size and elevation standards set by the cemetery association. Each Kotecki professional has the knowledge and expertise to create a custom-designed memorial  to approved specifications.

St. Mary Cemetery Memorial Pricing

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St. Mary Memorials Elyria Links *

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St. Mary Cemetery Elyria on
– Established 1857
– 9,823 Memorials

MEDIA: Elyria Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor buried in hometown
– Updated January 11, 2019

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