Loretta D. Metz

November 30, -0001 - October 10, 2011

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METZ, Loretta Donnellon, October 10, 2011, age 83. Loving wife for sixty-one years of Jerry Metz, Sr., mother of Jerry, Jr. (Debbie), the late Jim (Kathy & her husband Jim Stack), Joe (Carol), John (Mary), Jeff (Marianne), Lorrie (Eric) Bertelsen, Lisa (Shawn) Stiver & Jay (Jill). Grandmother of 22, great-grandmother of one. Survived by sister, Pat (Art) Losekamp & brother, Jerry (Joan) Donnellon, sisters-in-law, Joan Binzer, Mary (Roger) Pierson, Vi Donnellon, and Judy Donnellon, and brother-in-law Larry Haverkamp. In addition to her son, she was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew & Loretta (Kroger) Donnellon, siblings, Rita Haverkamp, Tom (Jane), Andy, Ed (Peggy), Joe (Lois) and Jim Donnellon, and brother-in-law Bob Binzer. Loretta generously donated her body to the UC Medical School. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29th at 12 noon at St. Monica-St. George Church, 328 W. McMillan St, Cincinnati. Reception celebrating her life immediately following at the Catholic Center. Memorials may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Rd, Cinti, OH 45220 or the Society of St. Vincent De Paul (St. Bernard Conference), 740 Circle Ave, Cinti, OH 45232


Gail Wynne - Oct 25, 2011

Dear Uncle Jerry and Metz Family,
Our deepest prayers are with you now as you grive the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Aunt Loretta brought her personality and love to everyone she touched. She was a blessing to us.

We will miss her but we celebrate with you her very full life. Like you, we are grateful she’s with her family members that have passed before her in the presence of God.

Love always,
Gail and the AJ Donnellon family

Barb & Tom Layton - Oct 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dan Groth - Oct 18, 2011

Lisa and I send our sympathies and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Dan Groth

Kristy and Greg Kathman - Oct 17, 2011

Jay, we are very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

St. Xavier High School - Oct 17, 2011

Metz and Bertelsen Families,

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of Loretta. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Kathy Cianca - Oct 16, 2011

Joe,Carol,Elizabeth, Annie, and Pete,

We are so very saddened to hear about your profound loss. I had heard that Loretta was struggling with health problems, but the news of her passing was still a shock to me– news one never wants to receive. We honor this extremely special lady, who has been a mom to us all! And what a wonderful legacy of faith, love, and service she leaves behind– in all of you.


Kathy, Steve, Josh, Laura, and Jeff Cianca

Eileen Ealy (Reinersman) - Oct 15, 2011

My prayers are with the Metz family, long time friends of the family from Deer Park. I don’t remember much from those days, as I was only a toddler, if that, when we moved away. However, I recognized Loretta when she showed up at my Dad’s funeral in her oxygen clad wheel chair 4 weeks ago. I had not seen her in a lifetime, but I remembered her smiling eyes. What a dear sweet lady to come out and be there for my mom, even though she, herself was not well. What a true, true friend.

Tom Neubecker - Oct 14, 2011

I last saw Loretta coming back from Communion at St. Bernards. She gave me her ever “present” smile, kiss and hug. What a great way to remember her! I will now add her to my contacts in Heaven – St. Loretta. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Paula & Bobby Hochman - Oct 14, 2011

We know Irish eyes are smiling in heaven as are you, Aunt Loretta. You will be missed by all but all have many happy memories.

Paula (your goddaughter as you know!) and Bobby

Paul & Lisa Matthews - Oct 13, 2011

Dear Metz Family, we are so sorry for your loss and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. All Our Love, Paul and Lisa.

Jan & Jeff Lester - Oct 13, 2011

We’re so sorry to hear about Loretta’s passing. We will be out of town this weekend, but please know that our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Mary Carol and Fred Gennett - Oct 13, 2011

A lovely lady Lorreta. Her great smile and spirit will be missed. Sympathy to all her friends and family.

Dave Scharfenberger - Oct 13, 2011

Your family is certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave Scharfenberger

clifford Poppel Family - Oct 13, 2011

Are prayers are with the Family.

Nikki Mayhew - Oct 13, 2011

Sending my love to the Metz family!