Loretta S. VanderWoude, 81, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the United Memorial Hospital, Batavia, with her loving daughters at her side.
Born on February 3, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Gertrude (Williams) Kumro.
Loretta grew up in Buffalo where she met and married the late John Henry VanderWoude and together they moved to the Medina/Millville area and raised four daughters. She worked at the former Fisher-Price in Medina from its opening until its closing. She was a member of the Millville United Methodist Church and was a former 4H Leader. In her younger years, Loretta enjoyed traveling; she also enjoyed dancing, shopping and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her children, Richard (Ana) VanderWoude of Texas; Kim (Steven Jerles) Dunaway of Le Roy, NY; Susan Gafford of Virginia; Karen (Stephen Dunn) Johnson of Lyndonville, NY; Sharon (Pat) Cocozziello of Florida; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Dolores) Kumro of Lancaster, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103, where a Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 PM with the Rev. Marilyn Kafperek officiating. Burial will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Loretta’s name to: Hospice of Orleans County, P.O.Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.
Hospice of Orleans County
P.O.Box#489, Albion NY 14411