ORLANDO, Fla. - Donna Jean Steinmetz, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her son's and daughter-in-law's home in Orlando.
Born at her paternal grandparents' home, in Ellsworth, Aug. 7, 1926, she lived most of her life in the Warren and Niles area.
While living in Ohio, she and her husband, Bruce, owned their own auto repair business in Niles, with her husband doing "the dirty work" while she managed the books and paid the bills. After nearly 60 years in Ohio, she and her husband retired, sold the business and moved to Rialto, Calif., to be closer to their two children, Dennis and Carol.
She and Bruce were inseparable and loved to travel the country in their motor home; boat and fish on Lake Erie; and snow mobile through the country sides of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
She also loved to play games, almost any kind of games, but her favorites were card games, bingo, Rummikub and shuffleboard, and on occasion she made a visit to a casino for some action on the slots.
Her husband and daughter predeceased her.
She is survived by her son, Dennis; daughter-in-law, Deborah; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a plethora of nieces and nephews, all who loved her dearly.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Crown Hill Burial Park Chapel Mausoleum, 3966 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, www.hospiceofthecomforter.org.