Alberta K. (Michel) Riedy, 85, of Sandusky, formerly of Marblehead, passed away late Monday evening, Aug. 25, 2008, after a brief stay in Providence Care Center, Sandusky.
She was born March 18, 1923, in Sandusky, and was a 1941 graduate of St. Mary High School. She worked at Industrial Nut Corp. for many years before retiring. Mrs. Riedy and her husband, Clarence, co-owned and operated the Lazy Lane Cottages in Marblehead for many years and in her earlier days she helped at the family business, Michel's Bakery. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and her special card club which had been playing together since high school.
She led a wonderful life and was one that was always there for her family and friends, just a phone call away. She truly loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hershey's Chocolate lost their best customer, for she was a true chocolate lover.
She is survived by her family, John (Gayle Ann) Riedy of Castalia, Judy (Nick) Salamon of Akron, Ohio, James (Bonnie) Riedy of Sandusky and Joel Riedy of Port Clinton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Carmel) Michel of Sandusky; sister, Mary (Dick) Miller of Huron; brother-in-law, Don Erney of Sandusky; family friend, Paul Hennessy of Sandusky; and her many nieces and nephews who knew her as "Aunt Berta".
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Riedy (Nov. 6, 2007); parents, Joseph A. and Blanche T. (Meyer) Michel; brothers, Eugene, Carl and Ed Michel; sister, Virginia Erney; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until prayers at 10:45 a.m. at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. James Peiffer will officiate. At her request, cremation will follow the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.