CORTLAND, Ohio – Hazel E. Amon, 101, of Cortland, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Ohio Living Lake Vista of Cortland.
She was born March 28, 1916 in Youngstown the daughter of the late Carl and Bette Danielson Peterson.
On June 24, 1935, she married the love of her life and best friend, Richard “Dee” Amon.
They raised their children in Cortland before moving to Sanibel Island, Florida in 1972. She returned to Cortland in 2011 to be with her family.
Hazel was all about family. She especially loved her Swedish heritage and Christmas Eve smorgasbord, which her family still enjoys. She loved her family and supported them in whatever they did. She’d play the piano and Dee and the kids would stand around her and sing. She loved life and people, laughter and music and her exercise classes. She was an optimist and always on the go. She was good to everyone and her and Dee’s door was always open to whoever needed to come in. She was an amazing woman.
Hazel was a 1934 graduate of South High School and then completed classes at Youngstown Business College.
She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and loved being a realtor on Sanibel Island. She belonged to many organizations and did volunteer work.
Surviving are her children, Barbara Chapin of Loveland, Colorado, “Larry” (Ed) Grinnell of Johnston, Rick Amon of Girard, Donna (L. Bruce) Durst of Cortland and Mike (Donna) Amon of Pine Beach, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, Ron Ritchie, Connie Davidson, Scott Ritchie, Beth Glancy, Bob Grinnell, Ricky, Kelly, Jennifer and Josh Amon, Mandy Allen, Dawn Ochman, Kim Seminsky, Heather Harvey and Stephen Amon; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
We love you “Mama”, have fun dancing with Daddy in heaven.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Dee in 1981; a grandson, David Ritchie; one great-grandson, Kevin Davidson; one great-granddaughter, Addie Seminsky; her brother, Roy Peterson and a daughter-in-law, Carol Amon.
The memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the Noon service time. Pastor Yesudas Devadan will officiate.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to all of Hazel’s caregivers at Lake Vista of Cortland. You are wonderful.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley’s Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland, OH 44514 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.shaferwinanschapel.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, June 21 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.