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“Hi Gayle, What a wonderful full life your Mother had and I always appreciated her strong role model and her supervision when I was a nurse @City...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Carolyn Mullinax - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gayle, Aunt Hazel was a strong, confident self-assured woman who proved to be a wonderful role model for all those who witnessed her journey through...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Babbitt - Cochranton, PA

“Gayle, Aunt Hazel was a strong, confident self-assured woman who proved to be a wonderful role model for all those who witnessed her journey through...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Babbitt - Cochranton, PA

“Aunt Hazel was an extraordinary, bright, honest nurse who will be greatly missed. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Janice Coon Smith - Erie, PA

“Gayle: My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom. I can only imagine what a wonderful time she's having getting caught up with your dad & all...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Plain - Wakeman, OH


Hazel M. Beuchat (nee Reisinger), age 98, of Westlake, Oh and formerly of Cochranton, PA; beloved wife of Carl (deceased) and dear mother of Gayle Cilimburg of Rocky River, OH; died Friday, February 3, 2012 in Westlake. Hazel was born in Cochranton on May 2, 1913 to Elmer and Katherine (Barnhart) Reisinger. She graduated from Cochranton High School in 1931 and from Meadville City Hospital Nursing School in 1934. Following graduation she did private duty nursing at both City and Spencer Hospitals as well as in private homes in the area. In 1955 Hazel joined the nursing staff at Meadville City Hospital, working for nearly two years as a staff nurse and then became a Head Nurse on the medical and surgical departments in 1956. She was promoted to the position of Day Supervisor in 1960, a position she held until her retirement on October 1, 1976. On August 26, 1938 she married Carl Beuchat. They had been married 66 years prior to his death in 2005. Hazel enjoyed traveling and was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Cochranton where she served many years as both a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister prior to moving to Westlake, OH 2002. In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her brothers Edward Reisinger (Alvena), and Russell Reisinger (Kathryn);sisters Grace Coon, Bernice Colwell (Wayne), Irene Coon (Carmen), Mary Curtis (Jack) and infant sister Geraldine; and her brothers and sisters-in –law Louise and James Hinckley and Alice and Merle Dunn, and nieces and nephews Robert Roberts, Michael Coon, Richard Dunn (wife Peg surviving), Mary Lou (Sis) Kightlinger (husband Dan surviving), Jim Dunn and Tommy Dunn. Beside her daughter, surviving nieces and nephews are Elizabeth Stanton (Bob), Janice Coon Smith (William, deceased), Scott Reisinger (Nita), Mary Jayne Kitt (Bernie), Nancy Plain (Richard, deceased), Carol Babbitt (Don, deceased), John Dunn (Sandy) and Lynn Wentworth (John). Lifelong friend to many. Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 7, St. Christopher Church (20141 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH, 44116) at 11:00am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon, OH. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERA HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD.(just west of Columbia) MONDAY FROM 2-7PM. Family suggests donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 25997 Hwy. 27, Guys mills, PA 16327 or St. Christopher Church, or the charity of your choice.