Yvonne M. Omerzo

CORTLAND — Yvonne Margaret Omerzo, 72, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

She was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Warren, the daughter of George W. and Margaret T. Kearney Ziegler.

She was a 1963 graduate of Maplewood High School and in 1970, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Youngstown State University. Her first job was a waitress at the A&W Restaurant in Warren and while attending college, she was a secretary for VanHuffel Tube.

Yvonne retired in 1981 after 13 years of teaching at Maplewood and Bristol High Schools. She enjoyed every day of her life with her beautiful family: her daughter, her identical twin sons, her daughter-in-law and her five grandchildren. Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildrens’ sporting events.

Yvonne is survived by a daughter, Heather Campbell of Mecca; two sons, Scott Omerzo of Mecca and Greg (Tracy) Omerzo of Greene; five grandchildren, Josie Campbell, Hunter Omerzo, Emma Omerzo, Wyatt Omerzo and Jimmy Omerzo; brother, the Rev. Thomas G. Ziegler of Canfield; three sisters-in-law, Corlene Ziegler of Destin, Fla., Mary Anne Omerzo and Donna Gates; uncle and aunt, Patrick and Helen Kearney of Niles; and many nieces and nephews in Niles and Somerset, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Omerzo, whom she married April 6, 1968, and who died in an industrial accident at RMI on Oct. 13, 1988; her parents; and her two brothers, Jack Ziegler and Christopher Ziegler.

Calling hours will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at St. Stephen Church, Niles. A Mass of Christian burial will follow 10 a.m. Monday at the church with her brother, the Rev. Thomas G. Ziegler, as the celebrant. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

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