Teresa Ciotola

October 6 1969 - May 3 2023

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Discover Christian Church
Thursday May 11th 2023 3-5pm

2900 Martin Rd #1448
Dublin Ohio 43017



Celebration of Life
Thursday May 11th 2023 at 5:00 pm

Discover Christian Church
2900 Martin Rd #1448
Dublin , Ohio 43017


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Teresa L. Ciotola, of Upper Arlington, OH, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away peacefully on May 3, 2023, with her beloved husband and children by her side. Teresa was born on October 6, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up on the west side of Columbus, she had a love for music and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. She graduated from West High School in Columbus in 1988 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University in 1992. It was here where she met her soon to be husband, Aaron. Teresa and Aaron had three children together, Audrey, Mary, and Simon, the loves of her life.
She loved to sing, preforming in various choral groups and as part of Columbus Light Opera following her college days. She became a music teacher, teaching in various school districts in Ohio, where she was known for her outstanding Music Concerts with students. She had a passion for health and fitness and she opened her own fitness studio in Bexley, Ohio, where she gained many loyal clients and friends. In 2012 she married her second husband, Ralph Ciotola, whom she'd known since High School. Ralph had three boys from a previous marriage, Nicolas, Anthony, and Alex, whom Teresa loved and accepted as her own. It was during this time that Teresa earned her Master's Degree in Education from Ashland University and began work as an Assistant Principal in Pickerington schools. Teresa was known for being the "glue" that kept all her many devoted friends together, always making sure everyone was informed of birthdays and specials moments in her friends' lives. Known for passionate devotion, relentless determination and always putting others needs before her own. Enduring many emotional and physical trials, in the end, it was her faith in the Lord that sustained her and will inspire many. Teresa is survived by her loving husband Ralph; children, Audrey, Mary, and Simon; step-children, Nicolas (Hannah) Ciotola, Anthony Ciotola and Alex Ciotola; mother, Edna Sowards; sisters, Carla Chambers, Sharon (Lee) Brennan and Lisa Pullen, nephews and nieces, as well as many devoted, loyal and loving friends whom she considered her family as well. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio or The Kobacker House, or a charity of your choice.


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Condolences for Teresa Ciotola

From : Chad
To : Ralph
Date: May 5th 2023

Hey Buddy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang in there and just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From : Edgar Okuno
To : Ralph Ciotola
Date: May 5th 2023

Hi Ralph

My deepest condolences. May God be with you and your loved ones during this challenging time. Be certain that I'm here to support you for anything needed. Teresa inspires me to be strong and fight through even when wounded without complaints.

From : Shenee Johnson
To : Carla Chambers
Date: May 5th 2023

Sending My Condolences and Prayers to the entire family.
From : Courtney L Williams UHC
To : Carla and Family
Date: May 5th 2023

I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. My heart goes out to you at this time of grief. All my best wishes to you and your family.

Courtney L. Williams
Your UHC Family.
From : Cindy Ciotola Blair
To : Ralph and family
Date: May 5th 2023

Your Colorado family sends all our love & prayers. She was so beautiful, loving & kind. She will be missed.
From : Jim Crawford
To : Ralph and Family
Date: May 8th 2023

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. "So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." John 16:22.
From : The Kowalke Family
To : Teresa Ciotola Family
Date: May 11th 2023

Our hearts are aching for Teresa's family in your time of loss. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Teresa will always be remembered and cherished as a person with a wonderful smile, kind and caring. We've created pleasant memories talking back and forth watching Simon and Spencer grow through elementary, middle and high school together. We wish you all peace in this time of grief.
From : Brenda Giles
To : Teresas family and friends
Date: May 11th 2023

My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Teresa. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you feel God’s arms of love surrounding you during this difficult time.
From : Sheila and John McNaughton
To : the family
Date: May 21st 2023

We are so sorry for your loss.