- August 8, 1961 - August 17, 2012
- Avon, Ohio
of Annette's Passing
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“My deepest sympathies to the Sefchik family. I came to know Annette as her professor at LCCC, and we've been friends ever since. She had an amazing...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Amie Dunstan - Elyria, OH
“I'm glad I had the pleasure in knowing Annette. We did a couple of trainings together. She was very upbeat and very helpful. She will be deeply...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Sherri McElheny - Sheffield lake, OH
“I am so sorry for yoru loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Annette. She was a wonderful person. You family is in my prayers.
3 of 31 | Posted by: Janice Thomas - Aiken, SC
“So very sorry for your loss ! Annette is a wonderful mother, friend, consultant, women ! Please accept my condolences . I loved Annette as a sister ....Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Margie Rico-Bischoff - Lorain, OH
“Steve, Veronica, Danny & Joe - you have all been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be!
5 of 31 | Posted by: Jessie Hettinger - Dryden, MI
“Steve, Danielle, Joe, and Veronica,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I always think of Annette smiling. She always had a contagious smile...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Jenifer Gosses - Amherst, OH
“Steve, My heartfelt condolences. I knew Annette only a little, but I could tell she had a big heart. She'll be missed by all those who knew her...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Dave Skubby - Shaker Heights, OH
“Annette's kind and outgoing nature will be warmly remembered by anyone who knew her and Steve from their years at Kent State and beyond. On behalf of...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Ken Hornack - Ormond Beach, FL
“Annette was a student in a math class I taught. She was so positive and always enjoyed life. I am fortunate for having had the chance to meet her. ...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy - Avon Lake, OH
“Steve, Veronica, Danielle, and Joe,
I first met Annette when she was around 11 years old when her family moved into the house adjacent to ours. ...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Janice Mamich - Parma, OH
“I had the opportunity of working with Annette at the YMCA. I had a reiki session a couple weeks before Annette had passed. In the short time I got to...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Lynden Ody - Avon, OH
“My heart goes out to the family and all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing her. Annette had an inner light and gentleness that was...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Yvonne Stella - Avon - YMCA
“May the holy spirit lift your soul to heaven and take care of your loved ones left behind. I will miss you.
13 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Berry - Amherst, OH
“Everything just got a little dimmer. She was always so happy and positive. A true light in a dreary world. I wish the very best for her family.
14 of 31 | Posted by: Warren Milota - OH - Friend
“Annette and Steve were neighbors of my dad in Old Brooklyn. Before they moved, Annette gave me some of the daffodils that were growing in their yard...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Paula
“Dear Steve, Veronica, Danielle and Joe,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Though it has been a long time since we've seen you all, our memories...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy and Craig Saunders - OH
“Annette was one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. I learned many lessons from her---dedication, perseverance, and patience.The YMCA...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Nick Radca - Avon, OH - Co-Worker
“I'm so sorry for the loss of Annette. I met Annette through PartyLite. She was my consultant and mentor when I started. She was such a wonderful...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer Britton - Stow, OH
“So sorry for your loss, I will always remember Annettes smile and how out going she was....always friendly, I came to know her as a friend, not just...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Becky - Elyria, OH - friend
“Steve, my sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your wife. Her story was very meaningful to read as I could see all the joy that she...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Gary Corrigan - Toledo, OH
Laughing, loving, giving
A wellspring to all
21 of 31 | Posted by: Cyndi Uhas - Avon, OH
“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Barnum...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: The Barnum Family - Avon, OH
“Steve, Veronica, Danielle and Joe,Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Annette's passing. We are here to support you in your...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Joanne Sammon - Avon, OH
“I always admired Annette's tenacity and drive. Whatever she put her mind to she did and if she wasnt sure how she figured it out and nothing would...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Joanie Matisak - Avon, OH
“I just wanted to say how Very Special Annette was in helping me and so many with her spirit that offered so much healing! She Blessed many with her...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Jon - OH - friend
“Annette, The phrase, "Live, Laugh, Love" immediately come to mind. I will always treasure our friendship and memories we made growing up during our ...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Lynn Ptak Mewhinney - OH - friend
“Annette, my heart is broken we will miss you so much. Thanks for the memories we had fun. You will never be forgotten. Enjoy your peace. We love you.
27 of 31 | Posted by: Tracy Frech - Springfield, VA
“Farewell my friend you've left to soon
It's was time for you to go
Your friendship was a blessing
And I will miss you so
We Shared so many secrets...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Walters - Avon, OH - friend
“Annette was truly God's lightbearer for all who experienced her warmth & friendship. May Mary our Mother, Jesu our brother and God our Father wrap...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Maureen Coughlin - Avon, OH
“Annette lived life HER way and I just have to admire that kind of courage. I also admire the courage of her husband and family..... you should all be...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Turner
“We will always remember her smile and positive outlook. She was always smiling and we would always hear her laughter. She will be greatly missed! ...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Ed and Donna Koch - Elyria, OH
Annette D. Sefchik (nee Duffy), age 51, of Avon, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland following a more than two-year battle with cancer.
She was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of Avon for the past 17 years.
She is a 1984 graduate of Kent State University and was previously a Toastmaster leader.
Annette had been working as a Health and Wellness Life Coach for the Avon YMCA.
She was a beacon of light and hope for her family and friends and always believed anything was possible and instilled that belief in everyone she met. As a Partylite consultant her customers became her friends; as a Reiki master and Reflexologist she helped to relieve the pain and suffering for many. But above all, her family was the most important thing to her and her love for them was boundless. The light of her life has passed from this world, but will live on in all those she touched.
Annette was a member of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in North Ridgeville, where she was an Usher.
She enjoyed volunteering with Love a Stray in Avon and earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwan do.
Survivors include her husband Steve; daughters, Veronica and Danielle Sefchik of Avon; son Joseph of Avon; mother, Marilyn Genedick of Seven Hills; brother, Michael Duffy of Parma; sister, Deborah (Michael) Fekete of Parma; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Luke; father, Richard Duffy and step-father, Andrew Genedick.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at St. Julie Billiart Church, 5500 Lear Nagle Rd., North Ridgeville. (Everyone please meet at church.) Rev. George Vrabel, Pastor, will be the celebrant.