SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Lois Pandya, 82, died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 19, 1938, in Salem, daughter of the late Carl and Anna Margaret (Rea) Lippiatt.
Lois was a 1956 graduate of Salem High School. She received her Registered Nurse Certification at Aultman Hospital School of Nursing, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Youngstown State University and pursued a Master’s Degree at the University of Akron, where she also taught nursing.
She had worked as a registered nurse at Crandall Medical Center where she was a night shift supervisor for 25 years, retiring in 2006.
Lois attended First Friends Church and Southeast Friends Church.
She loved her dogs, cats and fish tanks. Besides instructing students on becoming professional nurses, Lois is remembered for teaching countless Brownie Troops to sew, or at least thread a needle.
Her husband, Najib Pandya, whom she married June 29, 1962, preceded her in death in April, 1979.
Survivors include her son, Robin (Julie Matsko) Pandya of Cleveland; two daughters, Sheila (David) Sweval of LaPorte, Indiana and Sonya (Sigfried Lindner) Pandya of Eugene, Oregon; two brothers, Paul (Penny) Lippiatt and Samuel (Verona) Lippiatt, both of Salem and a granddaughter, Sophia Rea Lindner.
Besides her parents and husband; a brother, Richard Lippiatt, also preceded her in death.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2020, at Hope Cemetery with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating with burial to follow.
Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
For the safety of the Pandya family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
You may share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.
To send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.
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A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 7 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.
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