Friday, March 27, 2009


Meredith Ann Heider 33, of Brook Park passed away March 26, 2009 at Southwest General Health Center surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness.

She was born May 1, 1975 in Lorain, OH. She was a 1993 graduate of Admiral King High School and 1998 graduate of Lorain County Community College with an Associate of Arts. She was also a 2001 graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a 2005 graduate of Cleveland State University with a Master of Social Work with honors. Ms. Heider was a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio.

She was employed at Regency Hospital West Campus in Middleburgh Heights as a Social Worker. She was also a MDA support group facilitator. She enjoyed listening to music and watching her favorite shows, and especially enjoyed shopping.

She is survived by her husband of 2 ½ years James Patrick Toddy; her parents Dennis and Jackie Heider of Lorain; her brother Bret Heider of Lorain, Maternal Grandmother Jean Bailey of Lorain and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her loving cat Francheska.

She was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandfather Jack Bailey in 2008, Paternal Grandfather Oscar Heider Sr. in 2007, Paternal Grandmother Jean Heider in 2002 and an Uncle Oscar Heider Jr. in 1976.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 4-8 PM. A vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7:30 PM by Rev. Deacon Louis Maldonado.

A prayer service will be held on Monday at 11:50 AM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:30 PM, Monday, March, 30, 2009 at St. Joseph Church, 317 West 15th Street, Lorain, Fr. Lawrence Tosco C.S.J., presiding with Rev. Deacon Louis Maldonado. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, OH.

Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.


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