Norma J. Orechoneg, 82, of Austintown, formerly of Liberty Twp. passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019, at her home. We celebrate the life and love of our beloved mother and grandmother as she left his world to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior.
Preceding her in death, she was the second daughter of Samuel Parker Speir (1972) and Mildred (Sevon) Speir (1997), her favorite big sister, Evelyn (Speir) Anderson (2011), with whom we are confident they will continue their sisterly shenanigans where they left off. Also preceding in death and together again, her loving husband, Warren R. Orechoneg (2003), with whom she would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on October 29th.
Raised as a farm girl in Kinsman, Ohio, she was a graduate of Kinsman High School. She later moved to Youngstown continuing her studies at Youngstown College in Secretarial Administration.
She was a loyal employee with Dr.'s Banez, Soriano and Simon, in Youngstown, for 14 years. She continued her career with Avalon Holdings, in Howland, until she retired 14 years later.
She was a faithful servant of God, attending New Life Lutheran Church, in Liberty Twp. and was a member of the Altar Committee. She enjoyed volunteering for organizations, including, but not limited to: Radio Reading for the Blind with Goodwill Industries, second Harvest Food Bank, and Hands on volunteer services. She enjoyed the challenges of solving jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She looked forward to her daily copy of the Youngstown Vindicator so she could get her puzzle fix.
Her deepest love was with her family. She loved family gatherings being full of chitter chatter and chaos. She is survived by her children: Sheryl Orechoneg Dionisio, and her Fiancee Dan Rock, of Hubbard, son Robert, and his wife Joanne ( Fortunato) Orechoneg, of Greenford, and daughter, Terry Orechoneg and her partner, Roger Lepply, of Petersburg. She also leaves her beloved grandchilden; Tyler Neff, Dominic Dionisio, Samatha Dionisio, Samuel Orechoneg and Joseph Orechoneg and her precious great-granddaughter, Kayden Watson. She also shared her love with her numerous nieces and nephews (too numerous to count).
Mother requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to: New Life Lutheran church, in Liberty Twp, MVI Hospice Care, and the Lymphoma and Leukemia Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are through Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where calling hours will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, September 17th. Funeral services will be held at New Life Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 12:00 PM, followed by interment at Belmont Park Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank-you to family and friends that supported us offering their thoughts, prayers, kind words and visits during her transition. She was honestly unaware and pleasantly surprised by the number of people she influenced. We would especially like to thank the staff of the Hope Center and MVI Hospice Care. You all are truly angels! Your care and compassion has made this difficult process easier,special, and full of love.
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