Peacefully and lovingly surrounded by her family, Lorrie Haddox of Akron, OH transitioned to heaven on Friday, April 13th, 2021.
She will be forever remembered by her first and only love and lifelong best friend, husband of nearly 54 years, Donald Haddox also of Akron. Her son Don Haddox (VT) wife Stephanie and two grandchildren Tristan and Charlie. Her daughter Shannan Yancsurak (CA) husband Lonnie and 3 grandchildren Bodie, Beckett and Evie. Her brothers Larry Taylor (Vicki), Mike Taylor (Rhonda), Patrick Taylor (Debbie) and Paul Taylor (Julie). Many wonderful extended family members and friends as well as the thousands of student's hearts she has touched.
She joins in heaven her parents Floyd and Marilyn Taylor, brother Tom and parents-in-law Charles and Angela Haddox.
Lorrie was born and raised in Akron, Oh. She attended St Mary elementary and high schools and later the University of Akron where she obtained a bachelor's degree in education. She later returned to Ursuline College for her master's degree in Theology. Her teaching career spanned more than 50 years, shaping, influencing and loving literally thousands of Akron area children at St Paul, Sts. Peter and Paul, Our Lady of The Elms, St Martha, Archbishop Hoban High and finally returning to her alma mater St. Vincent-St Mary where she retired after 21 years.
She loved spending time with her family in the mountains or on the beach or anywhere. She was a lifelong member of St. Bernard Parish. She served as the longtime historian of the Ladies Ancient order of Hibernians. She was an active member of the St V-M alumni council as the spiritual development chair. She founded Warm Wednesdays, where high school students learned knitting skills for hats, gloves, and scarves for the homeless. She also founded St Brigid's Fire, a service and social justice club. She was awarded the Fr. Thomas Mahar Award from St V-M alumni. She also received the Distinguished Alumni award from her sorority, Theta Phi Alpha.
Calling hours will be held Thursday August 19th, 4:00-7:00 pm at Hummel Funeral Home (500 E. Exchange St, Akron, OH 44304).
A celebration mass will be held Friday August 20th, 10:30 am at St Bernard's Church (44 University Ave., Akron OH, 44308).