Dorothy Alice Sakach (nee Stefanich), 73, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland, after a hard fought battle with thyroid cancer. She was born November 24, 1939 in Lorain, the fifth of John and Anna Stefanich’s six surviving children and she attended Clearview Schools.
On May 20, 1960, she married the love of her life, Jerry Sakach, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Lorain, where they remained parishioners until its closing. Over the years, Dorothy had several careers, beginning as an independent beautician, followed by a baker and later as a cake decorator for Kroger and Giant Eagle. But her most important career was motherhood. She always put family first. Retirement allowed her and Jerry to travel, spend winters in Florida with friends, enjoy time with their grandchildren and socialize often with the BF Goodrich retiree group. She also loved a good game of baseball.
Dorothy will be greatly missed but she leaves her family with many memories of her laughter, the abundance of food she prepared and to show her love and her stubborn will to live life to the fullest.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Deborah (Patrick) Steele of South Elgin, Illinois, Patricia (Ed) Cox of Painesville, Paul (Bobbie) Sakach of Elyria and Andrew (Shae) Sakach of Liberty Township; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tim and Katie Steele, Benjamin and Blake Sakach and Cauletta Hrpcha; sisters, Agnes Miadock and Jeanette (Ray) Traczek; and brother, Michael (Judy) Stefanich, all of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Stefanich (nee Molnar); brother, Richard Stefanich; sister, Mary Hooven; and brother-in-law, Bill Miadock.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 8, 2014, 4 until 8 P.M., at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral chapel, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave, Lorain. The Reverend Robert Glepko, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin OH 43017.