Adeline R. Schira, 96, of Greenwich, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard.
She was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Cleveland to Frank and Rose (Mraz) Fulnecky. Mrs. Schira lived in the Cleveland area until moving to Greenwich in 1979 after she retired. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Armature Coil Equipment in Cleveland from the 1950s until she retired. Mrs. Schira was a former member of St. Procop Catholic Church while in Cleveland, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was most recently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed bowling and her family.
Mrs. Schira is survived by her large and loving family: children, Thomas (Katherine) Schira, Phyllis Houts and Skip, Mary Lou (Roger) Alto and Geraldine (David) Slatkovsky; grandchildren, Tom Schira Jr., Karen (Dan) Parrott, Nancy Krohn, Mike (Karin) Schira, Pat (John) Malloy, Sue (Ray) Greene, Loralee (Dan) Van Vleet, Scott (Flo) Alto, Keith (Holly) Alto, Debbie (Gary) Lucas, Kathy (Phil) Gall, Ken (Kris) Slatkovsky and Greg (Jessica) Slatkovsky; great-grandchildren, Tom Schira Jr., Amber (Josh) Darby, Katelyn and Emily Krohn, Tyler and Alix Schira, Jeff and Danielle Malloy, Jessica, Chris and Rachael Green, Heather, Amanda, Brittany and Lindsay Van Vleet, Madeline and Andrew Alto, Sydney Alto, Alyssa and Ryan Gall and Megan Slatkovsky; and great-great-granddaughter, Adrianna Darby.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Schira; grandsonâ€™s wife, Dottie Schira; and great-grandson, Nathan Van Vleet.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 117 Sandusky St., Plymouth. Father Stan Szybka will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich, and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church; Southern Care Hospice, 775 Lexington Ave., Suite M, Mansfield, 44907; or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Greater Illinois Chapter, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601.
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