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Elizabeth "Beth" McDonald


Beth McDonald (nee Szalontai), 52, of Medina, peacefully passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Fairview Park, Ohio, November 22, 1966.

Beth spent her younger years in Gambier and Ashland, Ohio as well as New Haven, Connecticut. Beth was a 1991 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. Beth was a Medina resident for the past 27 years.

Beth was a longtime employee of Medina City Schools. As a counselor at Claggett Middle School, Beth successfully helped shape the lives of countless young people in the Medina community.

Beth is survived by her husband, Thomas McDonald and three children, Seamus, Rowan and Finn McDonald; siblings, Juli Szalontai (Allan Cooper) and Dana Szalontai; mother, Kathleen Monegan; seven nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Beth was preceded in death by her father, Louis Szalontai.

The family will receive well-wishers and hold a celebration of life memorial Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10 A.M. at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Rd., Medina. There will be a brief memorial at 12 Noon followed by a light potluck and fellowship at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Heartland Community Church of Medina.

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