Deborah “Deb” Mae Marcotte Swartz, 63, was called home into the open arms of Jesus Christ on September 1, 2019 at her at home after a five-year battle with cancer.
She was born June 25, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana to S.B and the late Elder Marcotte. She married Donald Swartz on October 15, 1977 at St. Mary’s Church in Tiffin, OH and he survives.
In addition to Donald, she is survived by her father, S.B Marcotte of Loudon, TN; her daughter, Crista (Daniel) Stacklin, of Willard; her son, Joseph (Rachel) Swartz, of Westerville; seven grandchildren, Mya Carrick, Ryly Stacklin, Lynnae Stacklin, and Lily Stacklin from Willard and Siena Swartz, Alayna Swartz and Giana Swartz from Westerville; siblings, Cynthia (late Jerry) Schriefer, of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Sharon (Thomas) May, of Loudon, TN, and Jean Pierre (Heidi) Marcotte of Breinigsville, PA; mother-in-law, Madeline (late Frederick) Swartz of Tiffin; sisters-in-laws and brother-in-law, Tracey Watson, Barb (Jim) Young, Dave (Patti) Swartz, Jane Bower and Mary Kleinfelter Swartz; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her mom Elder Marcotte; and brother, Kenneth Marcotte.
Deb loved spending time and cherished every moment with her grandchildren. She was an important part of their lives; whether it was making desserts, going to church, playing games, water fights, school functions, sporting events, and fair exhibits; they always knew she loved them. She also enjoyed visiting and playing cards with family. Deb adored cats, which started at age five with her first cat Mimi. She loved all animals and being outside in nature. Her joy for reading included biographies on Saints, healing modalities, energy medicine, and healing diets and herbs.
Deb was a devout Catholic who attended St. Joseph’s as a child and then St. Mary’s after marriage. Her church involvement was vast as she practiced Marian devotions, was a member of The Legion of Mary – past president for the past six years, member of the Mother’s in Touch prayer group, participated in bell choir, taught PSR, Communion distributer, participated in Bible studies, Adoration, attended daily Mass, and volunteered at multiple Church events over the years. Deb also volunteered for the Commission on Aging: Meals on Wheels, senior citizen tax prep, and visited and prayed with residents at nursing homes.
Deb graduated from Mohawk High School in 1974 and from Columbus Technical Instituted in 1976 with an Associate of Animal Health. In 1990, she earned a Certificate as a Histology Technician. She continuously sought knowledge and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Gerontology in 2005 from Bowling Green State University. Deb worked as an Animal Health Technician for four years at Edenwood Veterinary Clinic, as a Histology Technician for seven years at Tiffin Mercy Hospital, and as a Histology Technician for ten years at Maumee St. Luke’s Hospital. This was all done as she raised her loving family.
Her Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew R. Rader officiating. The family will start the Rosary at 9:30 A.M. at the Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
There will be a luncheon and fellowship after the Burial on Friday in the Rec Room at St. Mary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 85 South Sandusky Street, Tiffin, OH 44883, Bridge Home Health & Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840 or to FACT, PO Box 624, Tiffin, OH 44883.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.
To send flowers to Deborah's family, please visit our floral section.