Verna Loraine Bartoszewicz, age 80 passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Verna was born in Medina, NY with 1 younger brother to Mary and Herman Handt. Verna lived and completed school in Medina and then went to nursing school to become a Registered Nurse in Rochester. She met her husband, Robert, who was in the Air Force, through a friend and they married and moved to England. After two years of service they returned to the United States and moved to Orlando where they adopted a girl, Catherine Ann, and a boy, Mark to complete their family.
Robert worked as a printing salesman and Verna worked for a doctor for a while and then at the Magnolia School for Handicapped Children as their school nurse. After 22 years Verna retired and took care of her husband who was injured in a automobile accident until his death in 2003. She lived with her son until she moved to Emeritus at Ocoee Assisted Living Center. Verna liked to watch television, listen to music and go out to dinner.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Catherine Hobbs (Robert) of Union Grove, NC; son Mark Bartoszewicz of Orlando; brother Fred Handt of Fresno, CA; 2 grandchildren Michael Stanley Miller of Orlando, Jeffrey Allen Hobbs of North Carolina and 1 great grandson Nolan Jeffrey Hobbs also of North Carolina.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.