Lorraine “Lori” J. Gedye-Litzenberg
September 03, 1952 ‒ January 03, 2019
Lorraine “Lori” J. Gedye-Litzenberg, age 66 of Marion, passed away at her home Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Lori was born on September 3, 1952 in Butler, PA, the daughter of Arthur W. and Katherine (Pfister) Litzenberg. She was a student of Marion Catholic High School and continued her education at Ohio University where she received her Bachelor degree in social work.
Lori devoted her life in the service of others. For over 30 years she worked for Marion County Job and Family Services and retired as their Director. It was there that she touched countless lives and helped to empower people to help themselves. She was a true advocate for anyone in need and her generous spirit was felt by everyone she encountered. She was awarded the Athena Award, which was much deserved for her many efforts in helping others and inspiring young leaders.
She enjoyed 17 wonderful years with her husband, Bill Gedye. Together they lived and loved life. A favorite time of year for them was fall and enjoying the brilliant fall colors brought them much happiness.
She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Gedye; her girls: Erin (Ian) Litzenberg-Valerio and Dana (Brent) Litzenberg-Plummer; step-children: Jimmy Howell, Larry (Sheri) Howell, Bill (Ashely) Gedye, Jr. and Delores (Pedro) Gedye-Perez; siblings: David (Liz) Litzenberg, Harriet (Harold) Wasserbach and Charlotte (Richard) Obenour; 13 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and her faithful four-legged companion, her dog Casey.
Lori is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings: Jack Litzenberg, Bruce Litzenberg, Robert Litzenberg, Shirley Litzenberg and Mary Kaye Emery; and step-son Anthony Howell.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM with a prayer service at 4PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St., Marion at 10:30AM with Fr. Thomas Buffer officiating; Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Marion County Humane Society or American Cancer Society.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the family; condolences may be expressed t the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com