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Carolyn R. (Kocis) Berecek

April 16, 1946 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 74)






Carolyn R. Berecek entered peacefully into eternal rest Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at her home in Brookfield, Ohio.

Carolyn was born April 16, 1946, in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Andy & Helen Louise (Wishart) Kocis.

She graduated from Joseph Badger High School in 1964. Shortly thereafter, she began her career with Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio, and worked her way up, having many job titles.  She dedicated 30 years to the company before she retired.

On January 4, 1997, she married Peter “Pete” Berecek. They enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers outside working together.  She was a loving and dedicated wife, as well as caregiver to Pete before he passed away. 

She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna, Ohio; and the United Auto Workers Union Local # 717.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, baking, water skiing and spending time with family, especially with nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed by all those who loved her.

Survivors include: her sisters, Sandra H. Maybee, of Burghill, Ohio, Elaine A. Kocis, of Howland Township, Ohio, and Norma J. (Allan) Palm, of Cortland, Ohio; her step-children, Pete (Tracy) Berecek, of Brookfield, Dan (Dori) Berecek, of Vienna, Ohio, Patty Scharba, of Brookfield, and Tammy McCarthy, of Erie, Pennsylvania; her many nieces and nephews; and her 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marie L. Jakubec; and her husband, Peter “Pete” D. Berecek.

In accordance to her wishes, private services were held for her family. She was laid to rest in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

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Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Assoication.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Berecek was conducted by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135)

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