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“Dear Joy and Family, May you find comfort in the company of family and friends during this difficult time. May you also find peace in knowing...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Devora Henderson - Weston, FL

“Julius, Jay, Jeff and Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have nothing but fond memories of how...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lou Klinar Jr - Atlanta, GA

“May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared with your mom, comfort you now and in the days ahead. We are deeply saddened by your...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Terri Ardines - Gainesville, FL

“Thinking of you and sending love you way. Arlne ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Arlene S Garcia - Miami Beach, FL

“Joy, I am very sorry about your loss, as I know how important your mother was to you. Think of the great memories she left behind and her love. Know...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Arlene S Garcia - Miami Beach, FL

“Joy, I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing I can say will...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Alba - Miami, FL

“Only good memories surface when I think of Aunt Bunny. She was such a beautiful lady in so many ways; kind, giving & loving. As a chlid we always...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cassie Dettorre - Pittsburgh, PA

“Jay, Meredith, Madeline and all - I know how truly special family is to each of you, and my thoughts, special prayers, hugs and love will be with...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Julie McMahan - Green, OH

“Joy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Barbara Robertson ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Robertsn - Smyrna, GA

“Dear Joyce and Maria- All of us here at the FOREST, would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family . We know at a time like...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Forest Meadows Apts (THE FOREST FAMILY) - OH

“Joy, I want you to know that my heart is with you in the sadness of having to say goodbye. I know how special and important your mom has been in your...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kinga Szekessy - Miami, FL

“Joy, you and your family will be in my prayers. Dave ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Dowling - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Jules, Jay, Jeff and Joy, Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories of your beloved wife and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: David Milosevich - West Caldwell, NJ

“Jay and family, Love and prayers to you all. I know what a sad time this is. I also know what great care your Mom had at Western Reserve with you...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff and Cathie Durkin - Akron, OH

“Joy and family, sending you love and peace. as I know how beloved this wonderful lady was by all of you. I will keep you all in my prayers and know...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kate Newby - St Paul, MN - Friend

“Dear Joy and Family - you are all in our prayer during this difficult time. I always enjoyed hearing about your mom and dad Joy as they are truly...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Barb Heathcote - Raleigh, NC

“Joy, My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May your wonderful memories of your mom help you and your family through this...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Jo Armstrong - Apex, NC


Joyce "Bunny" Dettorre (nee Kotur), 76, a former resident of Lorain, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Western Reserve Masonic Community in Medina.

Born Sept. 25, 1935 in Steubenville, Ohio, she graduated from Steubenville Big Red High School in 1953. After Graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, she moved to Lorain in 1957. For the past 4 years, she has resided in Medina.

Joyce worked as an elementary school teacher for Charleston and Mason Elementary Schools, both in Lorain for over 32 years, retiring in 1997.

She was a member of the Church of St. Peter, Lorain. Joyce was passionate and supportive of the former Lorain Catholic High School, where she was active in the Band Boosters. She enjoyed going to Columbus to watch the Ohio State University Marching Band perform, reading, card club, and vacationing in Las Vegas. Joyce cherished the time raising her children and loved spending time with her granddaughters.

Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Julius; sons, Jay of Akron and Jeff of Amherst; a daughter, Joy Dettorre of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and 5 granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by parents, Spasso and Mary (nee Milosevich) Kotur.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst where funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 am. Mass will follow at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Peter, 3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Martello will officiate. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Contributions can be made to WRMC Capital Campaign, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, Ohio, 44256.

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