Windy Jo Papich (Rich) passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 29, 2013, after losing her long, courageous battle with melanoma.
She was born Feb. 16, 1968, in Columbus. She was recently employed at ABB as a project management coordinator. She loved traveling and took great pride in her family.
She is survived by her partner, Glenn Austerfield; sons, Joshua Rister and Steven Rister; daughter, Alex Blair; granddaughter, Zoey Rister; grandson, Caleb Rister; mother and stepfather, Catherine and Gary Law; brother, John Rich III; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Frank Sargent.
She was preceded in death by her father, John A. Rich Jr.; maternal and paternal grandparents, Fred and Ruth Smothers, and John and Dorothy Rich.
By Windy's wishes, there will be no funeral service. The family will hold a celebration of life for her at All Occasions Catering, 6989 Waldo-Delaware Road, Waldo, Ohio. Memorial services will be from noon to 3 p.m. Feb 16, 2013, her 45th birthday.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions honoring Windy's memory may be directed to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at 1-800-392-1611 or mdanderson.org.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Feb. 13, 2013