FREDA M. ROYED (nee Klotzbaugh) age 89 of Macedonia passed away on April 27, 2021. Freda was born on May 25, 1931, in Baltimore, MD., to George Stuart and Freda (Smith) Klotzbaugh. She was raised mainly in Girard, PA, where her accomplishments included skipping a class in elementary school and graduating as valedictorian of her high school class. After high school, Freda moved with friends to Cleveland, where she found employment and soon met and married Donald L. Royed, a marriage that lasted until his death in 2005. She worked for many years as a legal secretary for the Cleveland firm now known as Ulmer Berne.
In her leisure time, Freda enjoyed her bowling leagues, playing pinochle and other card games, the racetrack, and trips to casinos across the country. She was a self-taught piano player who could sit down and play any tune by ear. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune every night.
Freda is survived by her loving children Gail Clarke (Bob), Valerie Royed, Terry Royed (Ted Miller), Janine Smith (Sal Artino) and Jeffrey Royed (Mollie); cherished grandchildren Sam Royed, Charlie Royed and Vinnie Artino; and beloved nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald, dear sister Marge Nachman (Nick, deceased), and special companion of her later years, Jerry Perona.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions in her name are suggested to Best Friends Animal Society of Utah www.bestfriends.org. Freda’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Barnabas Catholic Church 9451 Brandywine Rd. Northfield, Ohio on Friday May 7, 2021 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED. ARRANGEMENTS BY FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME (330-467-4500) www.ferfoliafuneralhomes.com
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