Medina, Ohio: October 29, 2013 at the age of 58 after a 10 year battle against ovarian cancer. Predeceased by her parents Vytautas and Adele Staskevcius; sister Laimute Lelis. She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Rimas Liauba; nieces Ausra (Mike) Clifford, Nida (Jonas) Lelis; great-nieces and nephew Lina and Liam Clifford, Arija and Aleksa Lelis; family in Lithuania. Friends may call Sunday (November 3rd) 12-3 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday (November 4th) 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Varinna Dr. Rochester, NY 14618. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Danute's name may be made to Stewarts Care Center: 2955 W. Market St., Suite R, Akron, Ohio 44333 (stewartscaringplace.org) or the Lithuanian Scouts Foundation: C/O Romas Jakubauskas 14 Nancy Dr., Auburn, MA 01501. For more information or to sign Danute's online guestbook, please visit MeesonFamily.com.

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  1. Condolences to the family of a wonderful woman who not only made music herself, but inspired and guided so many others to make music as well.

  2. Per trumpa susitikima, vis prisiminsiu Danutes sypsena ir humora. Sirdingos uzuojautos Danutes seimai ir draugams.

  3. Danute was a remarkable woman who fought a courageous battle while remaining grounded and upbeat. I recall her singing with her group at a concert here in Rochester just a couple of years ago. She touched many people with her interest in music and shared it freely with young and old people alike. What a gift! May your memories of her smile, sparkling eyes and generous spirit comfort you.

  4. Liudime neteke Danutes, musu mielos ir nuosirdzios drauges. Visada prisiminsime musu susitikimus Lietuvoje. Uzuojauta Rimui.

  5. Mielas Rimai, nuosirdziai uzjauciame netekties valanda. Dziaugiames, kad turejome galimybe susipazinti ir pabendrauti su Danute sveciuojantis Bostone. Dabar perziurejant filmuota medziaga galime prisiminti tas grazias akimirkas.
    Linkime tvirtybes ir ramybes.

    Violeta ir Zilvinas Likšai

  6. To Rimas and all of Dana’s beloved nieces and great neices and nephews: I knew Dana well in elementary school and high school. We lost touch for many years and reconnected recently. Even though I knew this would be the eventual outcome of her battle, it is way too soon. I know she treasured each of you and the opportunities you afforded her to have close relationship (especially with her sister’s children). May her memory be a blessing to you always, Gini (Snyder) Shevrin

  7. My sincere condolences for your terrible loss. Danute was a wonderful colleague and exceptional musician. We will all miss her radiant smile and positive attitude.

  8. Our deepest condolences to Rimas, all the relatives and close friends of Danute. We will always remember her bright smile, and happy outlook on life. She did not let the illness destroy her love and zest for living. She was an inspiration to all who face difficulties and serious setbacks in life, not to give in easily to despair. May she rest in Peace.

  9. Mielas Rimai,
    NuoÅ¡irdi užuojauta netekus tokios mielos ir talentingos a.a. DanutÄ—s. Prisimename mielas akimirkas, kai teko susitikti. Laikykis, Rimai, ir stiprybÄ—s. Su nuoÅ¡irdžia užuojauta…

  10. Mielas Rimai: We have had the good fortune of always seeing Dana and you at times of joy and relaxation. Whether it was at a party, on the ski slopes, Christmas eve, arba Lietuvoj – Dana clearly enjoyed life and shared her joy with those around her. We did not see the hard times she (and you) had to endure, especially in the past several years. I hope that the memories of those difficult times will fade quickly for you. We regret that we could not be in Rochester to extend our condolences in person this weekend. Linkim tau daug linksmu prisiminu ir stiprybes per ateinancias dienas.

  11. Thinking of you today, Rimas, as you say goodbye to Danute. She was a lovely friend and musical colleague, and I think of her often. Thank you for letting Don and I know that she had gone, and may you remember all the good times as you grieve. I’m glad we had a bit more time with her than that disease usually allows. She will be missed.

  12. Mielas Rimai,

    Our most sincere condolences ‘ Please know you are in our thoughts
    and prayers. Danute will be sorely
    missed’¦ It was especially fun when she came to the ‘New Year’s girls’
    gatherings – She brought her exuberance, her positive attitude’¦ and had a way of
    telling stories that made one think, smile and of course laugh’¦

    The Lithuanian community was fortunate to have her ‘ a talented
    musician ‘ she brought us much joy through her work’¦. Danute – because she
    touched so many, gave so much of herself ‘ we trust she will always be with us’¦.

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