Loretta K. Hazy, 89, of Butler passed away Monday at Butler Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
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She was born to the late Mary Connolly Klemm and Walter Klemm on June 5, 1924, in Pittsburgh.
After graduating from Annunciation High School in 1942, she worked at Herbick & Held as a secretary for 10 years.
She married Emil J.C. Hazy on June 28, 1952, a longtime jeweler at Milo Williams. Emil preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2001. They were happily married for 49 years.
Formerly of Westwood Manor, Mrs. Hazy had been a resident of New Haven Court since 2011. She had been a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church since shortly after moving to Butler in 1952. She served as the rectory secretary under Monsignor Spiegel for a time.
For most of her life, Loretta worked as a homemaker, raising three sons and managing the home. Her tireless efforts and enthusiasm for education helped instill an enduring sense of curiosity and love of learning.
Loretta is survived by her three grateful sons, Thomas E. Hazy, M.D., of Louisville, Colo., James K. Hazy and his wife, Ellen R. Hazy, of Lebanon, N.J., and Robert J. Hazy of El Dorado Hills, Calif. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Emily Hazy of Lebanon, N.J., Nathaniel Hazy of El Dorado Hills, Cali., and Jade Hazy of Sacramento, Calif.; her nephew, Mike Fisher; her numerous nieces and nephews in the Pittsburgh area and around the country; and her dear friends, including Mary Sanderson and Lana Travaglio.
She was preceded in death by her seven siblings, John Laffey, Les Klemm, Ed Klemm, Will Klemm, Stella Talliere, Katherine Fisher, and Mary Senuta.
Hazy - The friends of Loretta K. Hazy, who passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, will be received at Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St., Butler, with the Rev. Harry Bielewicz, pastor, officiating. She will be buried in Calvary Cemetery in Butler, where she will join her husband in their final resting place.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be given to Butler Catholic School, 515 E. Locust Street, Butler, PA 16001.
Information also is available at www.geibelfuneralhome.com.
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on Mar. 27, 2014