Loretta B. Hauck, age 76, of Waterford, died Friday, July 17, 2009 after a long illness. She died at the Briarcliff Nursing Home in Oak Ridge, TN where she had been receiving care for the past seven months. Born November 29, 1932 in Wilson, NY, she was one of six daughters of the late Thomas and Lila Billy McAndrews.
Hauck, Loretta B.Loretta was a loving wife, a nurturing and caring mother, and a cherished grandmother. She was employed by Copes-Vulcan of Lake City, PA for 20 years retiring as the lead accountant. For over 40 years she was a faithful member of the Dorchester Drive Baptist Church of Erie and served as treasurer for many of those years. She was an excellent baker and enjoyed cooking for family and participating in church bake sales. She was a constant source of strength, courage, and inspiration to her family and friends. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her son, Richard Edward Decker Jr., a grandson, Gerald Mitchell Jr., a great-granddaughter, Molly Gentle, and three sisters, Lucille Briggs, Katherine McAndrews, and Barbara Hallman.
Survivors in the family include her husband, Robert F. Hauck, six daughters, Deborah Mitchell of Powell, TN, Sharon Damore and husband Richard of Erie, Vanessa Mayo of Erie, Lynn Decker of Waterford, Joyce Oliver and husband Patrick of Nampa, ID, and Janet Dawison of Waterford; also, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Virginia Orr of Waterford and Evelyn Blocker of Beach Grove, IN.
Visiting hours will be at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 10:00am until time of the funeral service at 12:00noon. The funeral will be officiated by Rev. Richard Bell of Dorchester Drive Baptist Church and interment will follow at Draketown Cemetery, Washington Township.
Memorials may be made to the family, Robert Hauck c/o Janet Dawison, 11076 Greenlee Rd., Waterford, PA 16441.