Kirtland Elementary School teacher, 50, has sadly passed away

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Carol Ann Dolovacky-Bradac Death – Obituary – Cause of Death : Carol Ann Dolovacky-Bradac, 50, of Kirtland, was born Nov. 30, 1970, in Willoughby, she lived her entire life in Lake County. Sadly, she passed away 22nd August, 2021 at her home.

Carol Ann was a teacher at Kirtland Elementary School for 25 years, where she taught both kindergarten and art, she was widely regarded amongst colleagues, along with thousands of children, many of whom are now young adults, and have benefitted from her kindness, guidance, and love. She embodied the purest forms of faith, generosity, and acceptance even when it was difficult for those around her to do the same. She always led by example and not intent, and in doing so, she modeled a way of being both in the world and beyond this world. It is now the responsibility of those who knew, loved, and were touched by her to carry forward her legacy of grace, good humor, and deep humanity.

She is survived by her husband Edward J. Bradac; loving mother of Brynn Elizabeth and Eric Edward; dear sister of George (Linda) Dolovacky, David (Anita) Dolovacky, James (Debbie) Dolovacky, Patricia (Paul) Soya and Ann (Frank) Mocnik; daughter-in-law of Edward and Kay Bradac; sister-in-law of Rick (Doreen) Bradac, Michael (Jennifer) Bradac and Susan (Chris) Shick; aunt of Adam and Aaron Soya, Crystal Dolovacky, April (Justin) Jenkins, Katelyn, Stephanie, Melissa (Sam) Griesmer, Matthew and Michaela Mocnik, Lance, Paige and Olivia Dolovacky, Erin and Morgan Shick, Kyle, Courtney (Rocky) Ricca, Hallee and Joshua.Carol was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Mildred M. (nee Trobak) Dolovacky; and brother, Joseph Dolovacky.

Family will receive friends from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 27, at Willoughby Hills Friends Church, 2846 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills. A funeral service will be held at the church 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28. Burial will follow the service Saturday at South Kirtland Cemetery. (Carol would have encouraged the wearing of colorful clothing!) In lieu of flowers.

The family requests donations to the Carol Dolovacky-Bradac Memorial Scholarship, which can be made through Go Fund Me at or by check to the Kirtland Kiwanis Foundation. If sending a check, please identify for “Carol Dolovacky-Bradac Memorial Scholarship” and mail to Kirtland Kiwanis Foundation, 10360 Loreto Ridge Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094.Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor. To leave condolences for the family, visit