Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
ORRVILLE – Lois Elaine Gurich, 88, of Orrville passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Orrville Pointe.
She was born October 23, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of Herbert and Louise Trimble Mayer. She married Richard Gurich on June 19, 1954. He survives.
She retired teaching Spanish at Orrville High School. Lois was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County. She had volunteered at the Wilderness Center and People to People Ministries and was a world-wide traveler. Lois had been the valedictorian of her High School Class of 1600 students and learned French after reading a book that had passages in French that she couldn’t understand. She later used her French as a teacher in Corsica for 2 years. She was a quiet intellectual who had an encyclopedic knowledge of literature. She never judged anyone and will be remembered for her kindness. She was also a lover of dachshunds.
She was a member and Past Matron of the Covered Bridge Chapter of OES in Rock Creek, past Worthy High Priestess of White Shrine of Jerusalem and past royal Matron of the Order of the Amaranth-Royal Court.
Along with her husband, Lois is survived by her children, Susan (Robert) Zanne of Rome, Italy, Nancy (Doug) Hurt of Smithville and Dale (Carol) Gurich of Smithville; daughter-in-law Joyce Gurich of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren Trey (Dianna) Gurich of Greenville, SC, Jill Gurich of Los Angeles, CA, Marco and Maria Cristina Zanne of Rome, Italy, Nick Hurt of Akron, Nathaniel Gurich of Muncie, IN and Elaine Gurich of Giessen, Germany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Richard in 2012 and a brother George Mayer.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in early August at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County, 3186 Burbank Rd, Wooster. Interment will be in Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Orrville Pointe and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their exceptional care of Lois.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be directed to The Wilderness Center, PO Box 202, Wilmot, OH 44689 or The Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Contributions may be directed to The Wilderness Center, PO Box 202, Wilmot, 44689 or The Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
The family will greet friends following the service on August 4, 2018
A Celebration of Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County,