MaryAlice Loesch

June 05, 1928 ‒ January 02, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: MaryAlice Loesch, of Mansfield, quietly went to be with her Lord on January 2, 2020, with family at her side.

MaryAlice was born in Mansfield, to Jack and Thelma Berger on June 5, 1928.

She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in June of 1946. She went on to Bowling Green State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in education in 1950. She was an active member in Alpha Xi Sorority at BG.

After college, MaryAlice taught high school in Hebron, Ohio. She married her childhood friend, turned sweetheart, George W. Loesch on June 5, 1951. She raised four sons and a foster daughter, Mary, and helped put her sweetheart through medical school and later, an OB-GYN residency. Once her children were in school, she began teaching again at Johnny Appleseed Junior High School in Mansfield where she taught freshman English for many years. Her teaching years were decades ago but MaryAlice would regularly run into past students who would remind her what a wonderful person and teacher she was for them.

Besides passion for family and teaching, MaryAlice had many interests in which she excelled. She loved growing and arranging flowers (the grandkids think peonies and zinnias were her favorite.) She pampered her dog, Tipper (really PAMPERED).  She was an excellent athlete – dancing competitively with her brother, John, when they were young. She enjoyed tennis and especially golf where she won many awards over the years. MaryAlice got her pilot’s license and enjoyed flying the family airplane with her husband. Because the pain of alcohol abuse touched her family, MaryAlice cofounded a local chapter of CACY (Community Action for Capable Youth) whose mission is to provide education to prevent substance abuse … and promote healthy community for all ages. CACY is still very active today. Because of her strong faith in Christ, MaryAlice was active in ministry through her life. She served on many ministry committees and boards and taught many classes through the years. Her currently church family is at Ontario Christian Fellowship in Ontario.

Her passion for life, friends, family and her Lord Jesus made her big to love, quick to smile and willing to weigh in on things she had an opinion about – which were most things (smile).

She is survived by her husband, Dr. George W. Loesch, sons Greg (Lynne) Loesch of Bellville, Rodger (Sue) Loesch of Mansfield, and Rodney (Lynn) Loesch of Easton, CT; a foster daughter Mary (Neil) Saunders of Carey, NC; grandchildren Daniel (Bri) Loesch, David Loesch, Lauren (Brandon) Schnittke, MiSun (Zach Bostick) Loesch, Gregory Loesch, Todd (Michaela) Loesch, Meredith (Chris) Shaw, Andrew Loesch, Caleb (fiancée Katherine McCluskey) Loesch, Thomas Loesch, Graham (Caitlin) Saunders, and Arden Saunders; great-grandchildren Oliver, Addie, Penny, Jackson, Heath, Ava and Huck; her sister-in-law Barbara Berger of Mansfield; and nieces and nephew Terry (Barry) Davis, John (Kim) Berger, and Laurie (Bruce) Baker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son James Andrew “Jim” Loesch on October 8, 2019. Also deceased is a brother John P. Berger.

The Loesch family will receive guests Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Her son Greg Loesch will lead the service.

Memorial contributions to InTouch Ministries – the mission of Pastor Charles Stanley – may be made at the funeral home. https://www.intouch.org/get-involved/give

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Loesch family. Share with them a message of support – and watch MaryAlice’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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  • My heart goes out to the FAMILY. She was my teacher and my mother Thelma work for them. In my HEART we was FAMILY. Love you all DeNise Morris

  • To the Loesch Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Mary Alice.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • There are angels among us, and Mrs. Loesch was one of them. Those of us blessed to know her will be forever touched. She was my teacher, friend, mentor and confidant. Her light shined so brilliantly that no basket could ever cover it. She was wise, witty, spirited and always empathic. She was quick with a wink and a smile, and an encouraging hug. Some of her wise sayings included: “If you level with your kids, they will level with you.”. “Keep your chin up!”. “See you later alligator. After awhile crocodile.”.
    During our last conversation, she said that Jim was waiting one step up on a ladder to Heaven for her arrival. She is there with him. Until we meet again–See you later alligator!

  • Dear Dr. Loesch and the Loesch Family,

    We are sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Loesch. She was a kind, wonderful lady and we all liked her very much.

    Please know that you are in our thoughts.

    Kindest personal regards.

    Your friends,

    Mike and Jerry Byrne
    Puerto Plata – Dominican Republic

  • To the Loesch Family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy for the passing of Mary Alice. She was a wonderful lady and sure that she will be missed by so many.
    Bill and Charlotte Radler

  • Prayers for George and the family. We loved Mary Alice , a wonderful lady and friend.

  • To the entire Loesch Family our deepest sympathy.
    Mary Alice was a very special lady…an amazing Teacher & then neighbor. And, she had 90 wonderfull years with 4 boys & Doc in the house, quit an accomplished life!

  • To the entire Loesh family go our sincere sympathy. I was able to work with some of her sons in High School, and still consider those years very special. She and Dr. Loesch raised a fine family and she will be missed. We are in Florida now and will not be
    attending her final service.

  • My sympathies to the entire Loesch family. This smart and spunky lady impacted so many with her great teaching and dedicated ways. I will remember her sincere interest in others, her curious mind, hearty laugh, warm heart, and rich faith. The community has lost a gem!

    Love and prayers,
    Anita

  • I won’t swear as much as would like to, because I know MA would be looking down shaking her finger at me, but I can also hear her laughing after a good scolding,

    I feel so blessed to have grown up in the perfect neighborhood for a bunch of wild and crazy kids. Greg and Jeff D. come to mind! And from what I’ve heard much later in life that the adults looking over us were equally crazy and fun loving. Must have rubbed off!

    My sincere condolences to all of you. I’m sure M.A. and my Mom are having a good time already. We will all have our reunion one day! No rush, but won’t that be fun!

    You’re all in my thoughts, prayers and heart! Love you ~ Aloha

  • My condolences to the Loesch Family as you are in my thoughts and prayers for strength through this difficult time. I always enjoyed talking with Mary Alice when I ran into her while she was walking Tipper and scooting around rather briskly in her motorized chair at The Crossings. She was always so kind and sweet and always made me laugh. I will not be able to make the service, but know I will be there in spirit raising her up to the Lord. Losing a couple of close loved ones in such a short period of time shows God is testing our faith and trust in Him. May she enter God’s glory in her eternal life with a smile on her face and her arms outstretched. Peace of Christ to all of you.
    Linda

  • Mary Alice was one of the kindest and supportive women I knew. She helped me through many a difficult times as a child and as an adult. She had a unique character and a beautiful sense of humor. I honestly feel I am a better person for having known her and the entire Loesch family.

  • Dr. Loesch, Greg, Rodger, and Rodney,
    I am so sorry for your loss but grateful to have had the opportunity to know Mrs. Loesch. She was a great teacher and an even better mother to her boys and the rest of the guys hanging out at Russell Road for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Bill and Kathy Radler

  • Dear Loesch Family,
    From all of Rod’s dear friends at CGC, our deepest sympathy goes to the entire Loesch family on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ron Herman

  • Dear Loesch Family,

    I was honored to have met Mary Alice while walking my dog Daisy, she and Tipper were buddies….The first time I spoke with Mary Alice she had me laughing and I thought how sweet and funny my new neighbor was….often walking early mornings I would see her waving at me and soon after Tipper would greet us….I’m very sorry for your loss but an honor to have such a terrific lady in your lives….with warm regards, Pixie Griffitts

  • Mrs. Loesch was a very important part in my eventual recovery from alcohol addiction. My mom sought her guidance and advice and her wonderful friend directed her to Dr. Bill Schoenberg who helped both of us tremendously over the years and also reunited us with my cousin, Chris.

    I know my family is much better for having shared this planet with her. God Bless all of you.