December 5, 1949 - October 23, 2021
Our dear Loretta “Gretta” died from a fall, following several years of failing health. We will miss terribly her quick wit, creativity, humility and generosity.
After graduating from Skaneateles Central High School, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education at SUNY Buffalo, later achieving the prestigious title of Certified Gemologist and Appraiser. Loretta loved to travel and worked in Hawaii and San Francisco before returning to Skaneateles to care for her mother. Loretta was a gifted designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, delighting many with her personalized creations.
A devoted daughter and loyal friend, she was predeceased by her father Leonard, mother Bertha and brothers Danny and John. She is survived by her sister Linda Hevner (Ray), two beloved nephews Joseph and Joshua, and many cousins.
Her “Celebration of Life” will be held at 2PM on her birthday December 5, 2021 in the Gathering Room at The Center, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn NY. All who knew and cherished her are welcome.
Donations are encouraged in her memory for the maintenance of the Blessed Mother’s Grotto at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, NY.
To send condolences, visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.