Barbara J. Schweitzer
Barbara J. Schweitzer, 66 years of age, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at her residence, She battled until the end. The disease wore down the body, but not her spirit. Barbara was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 7, 1947, the daughter of John and Joan (Baldwin) Renszel. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Elementary Education, she then earned her Masters in Education at Kent State University. Barbara taught elementary school at Mantua Center School in Crestwood Local Schools until her retirement in 2001, following which she was employed as a school bus aide for the Aurora City Schools. Barbara enjoyed gardening and sewing and going on nature walks. She loved reading and making lists of books and movies she had read or seen or wanted to get. On February 8, 1969, she married R.A. "Skip" Schweitzer her loving husband with whom they just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, and survives at their home. Also surviving, is her daughter Carrie (Rod) Feldmann and her son Daniel (Holly) Schweitzer both of Kent, her mother Joan Renszel, brothers David A. Renszel and John E. (Shelley) Renszel all of Aurora and granddaughters Emma and Brett. She was preceded in death by her father John A. Renszel in 1997. No calling hours or services. Cremation has taken place. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to, Drs. Mubashir, Marquinez and Rehman, Inc. for assisting Barbara in her fight, and to Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice for providing excellent care and advice, K. Cavanaugh who provided kind assistance at home, the entire staff, especially Gina, Laura, and Kathy, in the oncology and hospice wards at Robinson Memorial Hospital, who offered Barbara excellent care during her stays . Everyone was supportive and caring. Remembrances and memorials for Barbara may be made to the 4C's Food Bank, Crestwood Coalition for Community Care, P.O. Box 227, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 2-13-14)