CUYAHOGA FALLS - Cathy Markwalder, 72, passed away peacefully in her home on July 24, 2017. She was born in Akron and spent most of her life in the Akron area. Cathy was a 1963 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School. She married her husband John in 1966, and worked as a homemaker taking care of her two daughters, Elise and Emily.
Cathy had a creative and artistic style that she showcased through her hobbies. She enjoyed home decorating, crafting, and planning family parties. She appreciated a good book, and always had a collection to choose from.
Cathy's real and abiding passion was her family. She loved being a wife, mom, and grandma who enjoyed watching and helping her family grow. She loved to laugh, and always knew how to find the humor in any situation. She was a shoulder to lean on, and knew exactly what to say to make things better. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Preceded in death by her cherished grandmother, Edna Brendle; father, John H. Brendle; brother, Johnny T. Brendle; she is survived by her loving husband, John C. of 50 years; mother, Barbara Smith; daughters, Elise (Timothy) Bair and Emily (Ora) Meadows; grandchildren, Leah (Randy) Stillwell, Marah Thaxton, Grace Smith and Jake Meadows; step-grandchildren, Timothy, Emily and Nicole Bair; great-grandchildren, Camden and Colton Heiks, Bryce and Brayden Stillwell; sisters, Paula (Alan) DelSavio and Janet (Terry) Shover, sister-in-laws, Pauline Brendle and Judy (David) Stump; half-brothers, Jay and Alan Brendle, and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and the family will be having private services. Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery Uniontown, OH. In lieu of other remembrance, memorial may be made to Summa Health Hospice, summahealth.org/foundation , 330-375-3159. Services entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.
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