Theresa Banichar Brock, age 88, of Shelby passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the home of her daughter.
Born July 12, 1933 in New Kensington, Pa. to John and Mary (Zabic) Powaser, she had been a Shelby resident the majority of her life.
Before retiring, Theresa had been employed with Miami Systems for 23 yrs., and Bike Nashbar for five years. Theresa was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she was an Eucharistic minister and greeter. She enjoyed her volunteer time at MedCentral/Shelby Hospital, Hospice, the Red Cross and Kingwood Center.
Theresa loved spending time with her family. She was so proud of her Polish, Lithuanian heritage that she even wrote a family history book for her children to pass on. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, watching her favorite TV shows and working in her garden. She loved her canine companions, Maggie and her most recent Manny.
She is survived by two sons; Rich (Bonnie) Banichar of Shelby, Rob (Annette) Banichar of New Washington; one daughter Terry (Danny) Caudill of Willard; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, her beloved collie Maggie and numerous nieces, nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Deel in July 1984, and Henry Brock in September 2009; one brother Henry Powaser; three sisters, Helen Walkowski, Mary Oconis, and Henrietta Duryea.
Friends may call at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory Thursday September 16, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate with interment at Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice, 50 Industrial Dr., Lexington, OH 44904.
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