Delleen L. Schwab

CHAMPION — Delleen L. Schwab, 68, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, surrounded by her family, at her home in Warren.

She was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Warren, a daughter of the late James and Lavonne Morrison Ford.

Delleen graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1966. She married her husband, Robert Schwab, on Nov. 4, 1968, and they were blessed with 49 wonderful years of marriage.

Delleen retired from Packard Electric in 2004 after 34 years of service. She attended Grace Fellowship Church in Niles and was active in TOPS and Cortland SCOPE, where she played bridge. Delleen was an avid blood donor with the American Red Cross and she was also a member of the Local Union #717.

Delleen excelled at all crafts, especially enjoying painting, sewing and crocheting. She was a talented baker and cook who enjoyed entertaining and feeding her loved ones. She was passionate about celebrating all holidays, Christmas being her favorite, as she was able to intricately decorate her home, bake many cookies and spend time with her loving family. Delleen’s greatest love in her life was her family, all who will miss her dearly.

Delleen is survived by her husband, Robert Schwab; two sons, Jeffrey Allan (Kim) Schwab and Robert Patrick (Amy) Schwab; five grandchildren, Jason Scott Schwab, Robert Justin Schwab, Hannah Marie Schwab, Jenna Smith and Tanner Riffe; great-grandson, Jordan Allan Schwab; and siblings, Shirley (Jerry) Vance, Diane Jones, James (Yvonne) Ford and Jan (Tim) Kulnis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 28, 2017 at Grace Fellowship Church, Eastwood Mall Complex, 215 Niles Cortland Road SE. A celebration of life will be noon Friday at the church, with Pastor Roy Mack officiating.

Donations may be made in memory of Delleen to Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave., Unit 9, Youngstown, Ohio 44509.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts Clark Chapel in Warren.

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