Marguerite “SIS” Damm Mielcarek, 81, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after an 11 month illness of a broken heart. She was born September 17, 1932 in Elyria, to Alfred and Marguerite (nee Carr) Damm.
Marguerite moved to Lorain at age 10 and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1950 and then from M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in 1953. She was Director of Nursing for the Sprenger family at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home for 17 years. After retirement, she helped as a hostess at the family business, Ghoulardis in Lorain.
She was an avid Notre Dame football fan having attended her first game there on a bus from St. Mary’s in 1948. She was also a fan of Lorain Catholic Girls Basketball where her son Al coached.
She is survived by her children, Marguerite Deborah Parker (Woody Garcia), Gerald (Vera), Michael and Al Mielcarek; granddaughters, Marguerite Cher Parker, Ashley and Erica Mielcarek; grandsons, Liam and Tyler Mielcarek; great grandsons, Trenton, Austin, and Gavin Mielcarek; great granddaughters, Cali Hughes and Giana Marguerite Gill; nephews, Dr. William Damm, Jeff and Matt Fenn; brother-in-law, Richard (Sandy) Mielcarek; sister-in-law, Germaine (Mike) Pavelschak; former sister-in-law, Diane (Don) Podnar; nieces, Nari (Alton) Todd and Yasmin Zughni; and cousins, Barb (Frank) Santo and Peggy Marsh.
She was preceded in death by her son, James “Jimmy Mill” Mielcarek on March 2, 2013; father, Alfred in 1968; mother, Marguerite in 1994; brothers, William Damm in 1975, Bernard in 1930 and Alfred Damm in 2008; and sister-in-law, Florence Damm in 2009.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:20 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. at St. Mary Church, 309 7th Street, Lorain. Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, will officiate. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.