BOARDMAN - Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran Church for Hazel Jane Athey, 95, who died Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Athey was born July 29, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio a daughter of William and Sarah Hartman.
She was a 1942 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Austintown, OH.
Hazel was an original member of the Fitch High cheer squad, which inspired her love for sports, making her an avid sports fan for life.
Spending time and celebrating holidays together with children and grandchildren was one of her greatest joys. Hazel’s beef of brisket, potato salad, cold macaroni salad, deviled eggs, and chocolate cake are a few specialties she made with great love. She also found pleasure gardening and found companionship with her beloved pets.
She was a life-long member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman, Ohio.
Hazel leaves four children, Mrs. Linda Rothaar (Michael), Mrs. Deborah Cliff (James), Mr. Robert Athey, Jr. (Rosemary), and Mrs. Karla Hoffman (Kenneth); one sister, Esther Wilson; two brothers, Robert Hartman and Raymond Hartman; eight grandchildren who affectionately called her Nana, Jenefer Basista (Tom), Sarah Farmer, Gwendolyn Marucci (Leone), Mark Rothaar (Wendy), Luke Rothaar (Jackie), Jim Cliff Jr., Kenneth Hoffman Jr., and Kymberly Hoffman; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Hazel was formerly married to the late Robert B. Athey Sr.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor, Irene, Helen, Mary Louise, Thelma; and her brothers, Harold and William.
Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Hazel will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.