Monday, January 05, 2009


Bernadine C. "Birdie" Jalowiec (nee Diederich), age 84 of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born February 5, 1924 in North Ridgeville and was a life long resident. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, and the Elyria Senior Citizens. Mrs. Jalowiec worked in the cafeteria of North Ridgeville High School for 20 years retiring in 1989.

Her hobbies included camping, bird watching, and spending time with her family. She was a life long Cleveland Indians Fan had played in a traveling women's Softball League during WWII and was a member of the Y.M.N.O. Card Club.

Surviving are husband, Roman, 2 Sons, James ( Louise) of Elyria and Gary Jalowiec of North Ridgeville; 3 daughters, Sandra (David) Doering of Elyria, Linda (Steven) Patalon of Sullivan, Julie (Thomas) Noble of Elyria; , fourteen grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, 2 Sisters, Lois Kern of Ft. Meyers, Anne Ackerman of North Ridgeville.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, William and Julia (nee Gerhart) Diederich, 3 brothers Leonard, Raymond and Bernard Diederich, and 5 sisters Verena Meyers, Genevieve Smith, Alberta Wysocky, Martina Ternes and Alma Mahle.

A Memorial Service will be held 5 PM Wednesday at David Bogner Family Funeral Home 36625 Center Ridge Road North Ridgeville.

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