New Middletown – A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at church for Mrs. Lois A. Bretz, 84, who passed away Monday March 28, 2022 after a courageous four year battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family.
Lois was born on November 8, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Lowery) Cardoline.
She grew up in the Idora Park area and graduated from South High School. While in high school Lois met the love of her life, Norman Bretz. They were married on June 22, 1957. Lois and Norman had many happy years of marriage where they enjoyed traveling and vacations with family, until his sudden passing on June 11, 1992.
Lois resided in New Middletown, Ohio, and was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, and the Dogwood Garden Club.
Family was very important to Lois and she leaves to mourn her passing her children Gary (Lynn) Bretz of New Middletown, Christine Bednarik of Poland, Norman (Michele) Bretz of Canfield, and Linda (Jeff) Best of Petersburg.
She was a loving grandmother to Wesley, Katherine, Kevin and Sarah who will carry that love and her memory through-out their lives. Lois adored her great granddaughters Rylee and Charlotte and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her third great granddaughter. She also leaves a special cousin Nancy (Joe) Silvers, who was like a sister to her.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son-in-law Kenneth Bednarik.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ayla Kessler, Dr. Mike Evan, the entire staff at Hampton Woods Nursing Facility, and Crossroads Hospice for their excellent care during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lois’s name to Golden String Inc’s Gabba Camp, being built for adults with disabilities at gabbacamp.-com
Arrangements handled by Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown, Ohio.
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