Belva J. Tochinsky, 82 of Lafayette Township, passed away April 29, 2013 in Strongsville. She was born December 5, 1930 in Lodi, to the late Hugh and Thelma (Young) Buchanan.
Belva taught at Chatham Elementary and Cloverleaf Schools for 30 years, and especially enjoyed teaching children reading. She was a member of Eastern Star for 65 years and a lifetime member of Waltz United Methodist Church.
Belva is survived by her daughter, Carol (George) Scheiman; grandchildren, Chasitity, Andrew W. (Sarah) Tochinsky, Christin (Adam) Crum and Keiti Ligtvoet; great grandchildren, Addison, Lilly, Danni and Andy; and her brother, Charles (Gretchen) Buchanan; and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Fred W. Tochinsky in 1997; and her son, Andy H. Tochinsky in 1979.
Service will be 11 A.M., Friday, May 3, 2013 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Rev. James Patterson will officiate. Burial to follow at Waltz Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Akron Children’s Hospital- Kidney Nephrology Unit, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308-1062.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com