Brenda K. Massaro

Birth Date: 
Friday, February 15, 1957
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WOOSTER – Brenda K. Massaro, 60, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born February 15, 1957 in Wooster, the daughter of Marcene and Richard Sohar.

Brenda had worked as a nurse in Wooster for the majority of her life.  She loved her grandchildren and cooking for her family events and holiday get togathers.  She was a huge lover of animals.

Surviving are her parents Marcene Sohar of Wooster and Richard Sohar of Creston; her children, Chris Paul and Tim Randall both of Wooster and Faith Walters of Jeromesville; grandchildren, Kaleigh Kopina, Jarrod Paul, Chancellor Ennis, Kaitlin Walters and Emily Walters; a sister Vicki (Greg) Cherilla and a brother, Joe Sohar both of Wooster; a niece, Lacey Cherilla and a nephew, Chad Yutzy.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2-4:00 p.m.

There will be no services.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Wayne Co. Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 


Wayne Co. Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691



Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2-4:00 p.m.


No services will be held


Sorry to hear. She lived with us at Townview terrace in our assisted living.

I worked with Brenda at two different jobs and helped her out at times when she was in need. She had a huge heart and was a very sweet and caring person and an excellent nurse. I hope she finds peace and comfort. My condolences to her family and loved ones. I would be there on Sunday if I didn't live out of state now.

My prayers and condolences go out to Brenda's family. I worked with Brenda at Smithille/Western Care Center. She was a wonderful person and a good nurse. May God bless you Brenda.

So sorry to hear about this. I worked with Brenda at Smithville Western. She was an amazing nurse, a wonderful friend, and taught me a lot. Prayers to her family.

Im so sorry to hear about brenda she was a beautiful soul

To the family of Brenda, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. She was the best nurse for my mother, Mary Dellafave. She was very caring & considerate, always had a nice smile for everyone. She will be missed greatly.

I just wanted to say to everyone thank you. My Aunt Brenda was a wonderful person. She loved being a nurse and succeeded in everything she wanted to do. I love u aunt Brenda and sure wish I had more time for us to drive around and listen to earth wind and fire.

To Brenda's Family, I went to school with Brenda at Rittman during our early elementary years. I ran into her years later at Smithville Western and immediately recognized her! Such a lovely person and we had a nice chat several times. My sincere sympathy to you all.

So sorry for the children and grandchildren lose work with Brenda at shady lawn rest in peace now

Prayers for confert for her family . I work with Grenada at shady lawn rest in peace breanda

Family & friends of Brenda you have my sincerest sympathy
I am so very so for your loss
Brenda & I worked together often at Smithville Western on second shift
She made work more tolerable, i knew we were a team ... we got along so well & shared many laughs . I admired her intellect , great nursing skills, compassion & the love she had for her patients, staff, & family members . She had that beautiful smile and those gorgeous eyes which lit up every time she talked about her sons ,& the things she loved most in life
She was a super nurse , advocate and co-worker to many . She will be truly missed
Please know that your mother , daughter, sister, aunt, grandma, cousin, friend ( Brenda)
touched MANY lives! Rest In Peace my friend . Hugs to all family & friends you are in my prayers and thoughts God Bless

She was a dear friend and beautiful with a loving heart. I don't think I would have made through nursing school without her. Hope she has peace at last. My condolences to her family

My sympathy to all of Brenda’s family and friends for your loss. I, too, knew Brenda from working at SWCC, and will choose to remember her as that wonderful nurse who truly understood the meaning of “ teamwork”. Brenda didn’t sit down or go on break if ANYONE needed her help. She was caring to her residents, and I recall she would often bake a cake for the staff on her floor when on duty on Sunday “ because Sundays are special”. She was the nurse you enjoyed getting report from because she never left any loose ends for the next shift. Brenda’s sweet smile, twinkle in her eyes, and soft, caring voice will never be forgotten. RIP, Brenda.....Sandy

To let everyone know. There will be services on Sunday from 2 to 4. Thank you

I worked with Brenda at swcc....was a great nurse and loving person..RIP my friend

I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

To the family; I am so very sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a beautiful soul. I worked with Brenda many years ago at Smithville Western. She was so very kind to me and made a hard job fun. I can still hear her laugh. Brenda loved her residents and went the extra mile to make sure they got the attention they deserved. She also was a very giving person and believed in and easily gave second chances. I learned allot from her, she was a great role model to her fellow nurses.
May you Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have such found memories of her. I have only ever heard great things about her. May she rest in peace with your dad.

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