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“Hazel was an amazing woman! She attended my aerobics class a the Sanibel Senior Center . When I would tell participants not to do an exercise if it...Read More »
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“Heartfelt condolences to the family. Hazel was a fascinating, successful and loved woman. .Her positivity was contagious and she is one of the...Read More »
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“Donna, My heartfelt sympathy for you in the loss of your dear mother. Love and prayers, Mary Jo ”
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“Donna, so sorry for the loss of your mom.She was loved by all of us who had the privilege to care for her .She will be missed. ”
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“It truly was a pleasure of getting to know and take care of Hazel at Lake Vista. She will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the...Read More »
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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, Fla. 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, Colo., "Larry" (Ed) Grinnell of Johnston, Rick Amon of Girard, Donna (L. Bruce) Durst of Cortland and Mike (Donna) Amon of Pine Beach, NJ; fourteen 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; twenty three 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 Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland, where the family will receive friends from 11 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 and the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com