SHARON - Lois Virginia Finzel, 84, of Sharon, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Monday morning (July 2, 2012) in the Villas at St. Paul's Home in Greenville.
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Mrs. Finzel was born May 18, 1928, in Bradford, the daughter of George and Marjorie Peterson Hanson. She graduated from the Bradford Area High School in 1946.
She worked at Bell Telephone as a supervisor and retired in 1984 with 38 years of service.
A homemaker, she belonged to Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Women's Friendship Club, and she volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program at Christ Lutheran Church for 15 years.
In years past Lois enjoyed both bowling and swimming.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she loved cooking, baking, and hosting family gatherings, she will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
Her husband of 59 years Charles W. Finzel, whom she married June 20, 1953 in Bradford, survives at home.
She also leaves her two sons, Gary (Nancy) Finzel of Sharon and Robert (Cindy) Finzel of Warren; her grandchildren, Kristen (Mike) Lewis of Uniontown, Ohio, Erica and Jeremy Baxter of Akron Ohio, Jaime and Andrew Finzel of Sharon; and a great-grandson, Brayden Baxter of Akron, Ohio.
She is also survived by her three brothers, William Hanson and Jack (Gloria) Hanson, all of Bradford, and Richard Hanson of Mentor, Ohio; and a sister Harriet Hultberg, also of Bradford.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory to consider giving to the Hickory United Methodist Church 240 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148 or to Buhl Park 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage 16148
Services were held at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. 1090 E. State St. Sharon. Burial was in the Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage.
Condolence may be sent to her family by visiting the web site www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 7 to July 14, 2012