Deborah L. Hager

Deborah L. Hager

March 26, 1965 ‐ February 07, 2023
Deborah L. Hager
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Westlake, Ohio Visitation: February 17, 2023 Service: February 18, 2023

Deborah L. Hager Beloved wife of 33 year to David . Loving mother of Natalie. Caring aunt to many. Dear sister of Douglas (Tina), Ann (Tim) and Betsy (Brian). Preceded in death by her parents Donald and Mary Lou.

Debbie was a devoted music teacher at Lorain City Schools for 24 years, beloved by all her students. She loved riding horses, vacations to Disney, and being a member of the Lorain High School Marching Band instruction team.

Deborah was the Director of the Children’s Choir at St. Ladislas for many years and sang in their contemporary choir.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 18th at 10:00 am At St. Ladislas Church, 2345 Bassett Rd. Westlake, 44145. Visitations will be held on Friday February 17th from 5-8 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Rd. Westlake, 44145

In Lieu of Flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Guest Comments

Barbara Sherman
Avon Lake, Ohio

Jerry and I were sorry to learn about Debbie at our band practice on Sunday. I had worked for Lorain City Schools also but not with music.

We send our prayers and thoughts your way. We are truly sorry.

Barb Sherman-Clarient
Jerry Bilodeau-Saxophone

William Z Phillips

Condolences to my classmate 's family and friends ! We attended John Marshall together class of 1983! RIP Debbie!

Pastor Larry Perkins
Oakwood Village Ohio

My prayers and my sincere condolences go out for the family. Oh my good friend brother Doug for the passing of Deborah, we know that absent from the body is to be present with the lord God is able to put no more on you than you can bear keep the faith stay strong God bless you.

Ron Broskin

Sorry for your loss. I didn't know Deberoh, But I know Doug and He has always been a good friend, so I know she and the whole family are good people.

Rich Bodemann
Columbus, OH

Our deepest condolences.
She is at peace with Aunt MaryLou and Uncle Don.

Aunt Charlotte, Richie, Joyce, Brenda, and Mike

Christopher Gonzalez

Debbie was one of my high school band directors in the 90s. She was always soft spoken and was ready to give advice when needed. She was also my HBO buddy for those who don’t know that means hyperbaric oxygen therapy every time she seen me she would always smile n wave and when we chat is always felt like it was yesterday. Not only was she my director she was also around for my kids band career as well. My last memory will be of myself Debbie and Dave sharing a bowl of chili. She will be forever missed and loved.

Douglas Pucci
Cleveland Ohio

Your beautiful laugh and genuine love and care for others will be missed. I’ll always cherish and love you
From your little brother

Dennis Briggs
Cleveland ohio

I remember her from high school I graduated in 1984 she was so nice to me in school sorry for your loss

Ann Chernosky
Townsend, MA

Debbie was an amazing, kind, funny and fair person. She was an even better sister than anyone could ask for. I will miss her positivity, humor and enormous capacity for love.

Liza Grossman

Deepest condolences to the entire family.

Julianna Stevens
Dayton Ohio

I grew up with Natalie and I will always remember how sweet Debbie was to us kids as we would run around the house with Harry Potter wands or have sleepovers. She was a very kind soul, an amazing mother and friend to all. Although life takes us all on different routes she will always hold a place in my heart and the memories will stay. Sending my deepest condolences.

Loretta Jones

Thank you for using the gift God granted you to teach the babies the love for music. Thank you for your many beautiful smiles and moments we shared back in the day!

Fly high…!

Maxine schindler

Debbie. You gave such a great example of being positive against the odds. We all pulled for you during your illness and marveled at your strength. You are missed

Timothy Gill

Rest comfortably in the Arms of God, Debbie. Thank for being such a wonderful part of our lives. The Gill family loves you very much. Condolences to the Pucci-Hager family.

Harry and Lydia Guerrieri
Spring, Texas

It is with a heavy heart that we extend our condolences to you Dave, at Debbie’s passing. She was a dedicated music teacher and spent endless hours developing the musical talents of her students. I am so fortunate to have been able to work with such a wonderful person. May God embrace her and may the band of angels lead her into paradise….fly high Debbie.

Polly Radune
North Ridgeville

Sincere and loving thoughts are with you David and Natalie. I pray you find peace and know how much you are loved by many many friends and family. May God hold you close and ease your pain. I’m a phone call away my friends. Gods peace to you both.
Love always,

Summer Dunlap
Amherst Ohio

She was one of the most caring music teachers I have ever had. My condolences to the family.