The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 16, 2013

Arline K. Brockway

Star Beacon

CLARIDON TOWNSHIP — Arline K. (nee: Metzger) Brockway, of Claridon Township, entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Mrs. Brockway was born on March 17, 1921, in Cleveland and moved to Geauga County at the age of twelve. She was a graduate of Thompson High School and had been a resident of Claridon Township for 67 years. Arline married Loren Jr Brockway on May 17, 1941 in Chardon.

She worked at Snapout Forms in the binding department during WWII. At the end of the war, she was a homemaker for twelve years before returning to work as a secretary for Claridon Elementary School for 21 years, retiring in 1982. Mrs. Brockway was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church in Munson. She enjoyed card playing and along with her husband, Loren, was an active participant in the “Over the Hill” gang and their monthly gatherings. She loved working in her flower gardens and making her jams and applesauce.

She and her husband enjoyed traveling. She always watched her soaps and the Indians games on TV. She was known as Grandma “B” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is remembered fondly for her readiness to lend a hand with baby-sitting.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Gene) Chapman of Claridon Township; sons, David L. (Jacqueline) of Claridon Township, Jerome R. (Bonnie) of Jefferson and Brian A. (Carol) of Claridon Township; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren; parents, Walter Metzger and Katherine (nee: Ardnt) Glover; and a brother, Alvin Metzger.

Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 18th, at Peace Lutheran Church, 12686 Bass Lake Road, Chardon, Ohio, with Pastor Curtis A. May officiating. Burial to follow at Claridon Center Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, at BURR FUNERAL HOME, 116 South St., Chardon, Ohio (500’ south of St. Rt. 6/Chardon Square).

Donations suggested to the Peace Lutheran Church Altar Guild, 12686 Bass Lake Road Chardon, Ohio 44024 or Hospice of Care Corp., 831 South St., Chardon, Ohio 44024.

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