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Beth E. Mezatasta


Beth E. Mezatasta (nee Van Wormer), 76, of Lorain, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home, following a sudden illness. She was born July 9, 1941 in Cleveland. Beth had made her home in Lorain for the last 42 years.

She was employed as a secretary at National Waste Paper for 29 years before retiring in 1999. Beth attended Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Amherst. She was a member of the Lorain Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

While her children were in school, Beth was a member of the Athletic Booster Club at Open Door Christian School. She was avid Cleveland sports fan and loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events. She found great pleasure in landscaping her home with flowers. She was known for her infectious smile.

Among those who will cherish Beth's memory is her sons, Anthony Simboli (Andrea Kistner) of Lorain, James Mezatasta, Jr. (Karen) of Parma; daughters, Lorraine (Tony) Kruman and Jacqueline Mezatasta, both of Lorain; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and her brother, Terry Van Wormer (Mary Lou) of Prescott, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James C. Mezatasta on February 3, 2018 and her parents, Alan and Celia Van Wormer (nee Dague).

Friends may call Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 3 to 8 P.M., at The Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 46485 Middle Ridge Rd., Amherst, OH 44001.

For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register,

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