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Thursday December 27th, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Hope United Methodist Church
Friday December 28th, 2018
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Hope United Methodist Church
Friday December 28th, 2018

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Cheryl Lee Brecht

Cheryl Lee (Bortz) Brecht, 69, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died surrounded by her family on December 20, 2018. Cheryl was born and raised in her beloved Conneaut, Ohio, and graduated from Conneaut High School in 1967. While in Conneaut, Cheryl took great pride in being a nurse at Brown Memorial, an LPN instructor with Ashtabula County ABLE, and serving as a nurse for Conneaut High School. She was also a room mother, Girl Scout leader, band camp nurse, drill team instructor, and so much more. While in Wadsworth, Cheryl became a proficient gardener, hobby farmer, and shepherdess. She was also active in community organizations such as Good Neighbors Inc. and The Newcomer’s Club in Wadsworth.  

She is welcomed in heaven by her parents, Charles and Jennie Bortz; her brother, Clarence Bortz; and her sister, Janice Kalil. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert Brecht; her brother and sister-in law, Charles and Charla Bortz; brother-in-law, Paul Kalil; sister-in-law, Jane Bortz; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Cheryl was mother to Julie, Chris and Jody (Simpson), Kevin, Sarah, and Sean. She was Yaya to 8 grandchildren; Rachel, Abby, Nick, Joseph, Jude, Joy, Heaven and Saint.

We invite you to join us in celebrating her life with calling hours from 5-8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, Ohio 44203. There will be an additional viewing from 9:30-10:30 am on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Hope United Methodist Church, 2650 Cory Ave., Akron, Ohio 44314. The funeral service will be at 10:30 am with a lunch and fellowship to follow. The family would ask in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Good Neighbors charity in Akron where mom volunteered, or The Suit for School charity started by her grandchildren to clothe fellow students in the Conneaut Schools. We appreciate everyone’s support.

Donations for Good Neighbors: 1453 Goodyear Blvd, Akron, OH 44305

Donations for Suit for School: 149 W. Main Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030

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To the family of Cheryl Brecht, please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges we could ever face. Even God described death as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) The pain and sense of loss we feel after losing a loved one can feel overwhelming beyond measure. Always remember though that God sees your pain, and promises to eliminate all the things that cause us distress (Revelation 21:4) May God give you the comfort and strength to endure through such a difficult time. (Psalms 34:18)

Esther E Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

Bob, we are so sorry for your loss. We pray for your comfort and hope for your good spirit to be refreshed as time heals your wounds.

Lee & Connie Burnside.

Lee Burnside Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss, just read about this on Facebook, prayers for the entire family in your loss

Jerri Becker (FMB Employee) Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family, I send you my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear family member. May John 5:28,29 truly strengthen you to reflect on Gods promises to bring back to life your dear loved one to a beautified earth where she can be reunited with her family, and never have to get sick and die, ever again. (Psalm 37:11,29; Isaiah 33:24)

LA Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Brecht Family So very sorry to hear of your loss my brothers and I grew up in Conneaut with Cheryl and her brothers she was always a first class lady and cared and loved everyone always ready to lend a helping hand when she could she was a very beautiful loving lady and will be greatly missed
Timothy and Dolores Burke

Timothy, Dolores Burke Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Dearest Brecht Family, We grieve with you at the loss of your dear wife and mother. Cheryl's love and devotion to her family was such an inspiration to us. We were fortunate to have been in the company of the many friends she had. May you find comfort by being together and sharing the love she had for all you. She was an AMAZING soul and left an impact on everyone who knew her.

Christine Illig Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you and praying for comfort as you go through this difficult time. What a joy to know Cheryl! What a wonderful legacy in her family!

Cheryl Troat Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent on December 27, 2018

We miss you deeply. Rest in peace. We Love you Aunt Cheryl! Scott, Kiera and Violet Bortz

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Brecht Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a very special person and touched many lives.
Mike & Lisa Steel

Michael Steel Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on December 26, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

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