Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home

Crystal Kennedy Cespedes

Crystal Kennedy Cespedes, devoted wife and mother, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023, peacefully in her sleep. Crystal was born on July 7, 1982, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since grade-school, Crystal dedicated her life to education. She was an exceptional student who graduated in the top ten at Nordonia High School Class of 2000. She received two master’s degrees from Cleveland State, focusing on school counseling and education. Crystal was a longtime dedicated teacher at Solon High School. Over the years, she impacted hundreds of students where she shared her passion of science with future generations. A lover of life, Crystal adored all animals, was an avid skier, a music enthusiast, a festival goer, and a Cleveland sports fan through and through. But her biggest accomplishment in life was her son, Luca. Crystal, her wife, Nicole, and her son Luca loved traveling. From Disney World to Washington DC to Mexico, they spent their free time exploring the country and learning about the world. Crystal is survived by her son, Luca Cadorini, her wife, Nicole Cespedes, her mother Holly Lindsey Kotarski, her sister Melissa Sperlich, her stepmother Lisa Kennedy, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended-family. She is preceded in death by her father Russell Kennedy. Crystal will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her passion for life, and her love of her family. Friends and family will be received for visitation at Kindrich-Mchugh Steinbauer Funeral Home 33375 Bainbridge Rd. Solon, OH 44139 from 3-7 on Wednesday May 3, 2023. In leu of flowers, Crystal’s family asks that you consider supporting Luca’s education by donating to the GoFundMe fund.

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