Lois J. Reichlin (nee Katiba), age 88, of Lorain entered eternal life Friday, July 2, 2021 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, after a brief illness. She was born June 22, 1933 in Lorain and remained a lifelong resident.
Lois was a member of St. Mary Church in Lorain. She was formerly an active member of St. Joseph Church in Lorain until its closing. She served as treasurer of the Ladies Guild and was a lector.
Lois enjoyed activities such as shopping, playing cards with her pinochle club, camping and all gatherings with family and friends.
The "gems" of her life were her grandchildren. She rarely missed their sporting events, she was proud of her grandson serving in the military, and loved working puzzles or any other games with the kids.
Her eyes especially lit up when she saw her great grandchildren.
Lois is survived by a daughter Barb Reichlin of Lorain, sons Ken (Debbie) Reichlin of Avon Lake and Bob (Judy) Reichlin of Elyria, grandchildren Josh (Daisy) Reichlin, Dave (Jodi) Reichlin, Jessica (Andrew) Kubuski, and Dan Reichlin, great-grandchildren Kayshia, Tucker, and Leighton. She also leaves sisters in law Cathy Katiba and Rose Valletta.
She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1995 after 39 years of marriage, a brother Gerald Katiba, an infant brother Dale Katiba, brother in law Jesse Valletta and her mother Jennie Katiba.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 4 pm - 8 pm in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. A prayer service led by Deacon Lou Maldonado will be held at 7:15 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, beginning with prayers at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Mary Church, corner of 8th & Reid Avenues, Lorain. Fr. Daniel Divis will officiate.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to Catholic Charities, St. Elizabeth Center, 2726 Caroline Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44055 or to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Her family has shared many good memories with her, enjoying her sense of humor and love of life.
We love you Mom and Grandma!
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Catholic Charities, St. Elizabeth Center
2726 Caroline Ave., Lorain OH 44055
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105