MIDDLEFIELD - Dorothy Frey, 93, lifelong resident of Middlefield, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1919, in Middlefield, daughter of Charles and Sophia Behrendt Schwan.
After graduating from Middlefield High School in 1937, she worked in the accounting department at Geauga Industries (Carlisle Corp) for 47 years and retired in 1984. She was a member of the 30-year club at Geauga Industries and the East Claridon Riding Club for many years. Her hobbies included reading, traveling, cooking, baking and making candy. She loved being with her family.
She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; two nieces, Doris (Ralph) Schwendeman and Donna Dulka, both of Middlefield; her nephew, Victor (Joyce) Baker of Thornhill, Tenn.; 10 great-nieces and nephew; 17 great-great-nieces and nephews; 20 great-great-great-nieces and nephews; and her wonderful caregivers, Rick, Theresa, Chris, Troy and Joyce.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Myrtle Baker, Ethel Young and Gladys Welch; her nephew, Donald Young Jr.; and her great-niece, Terry Ann Parnaby.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield. A private family service will be held. Burial will be at Middlefield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Care Corp, 831 South St., Chardon, OH 44024.
Condolences may be made at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.