Nancy Meckler, 86, passed away May 15, 2021.
Nancy Meckler loved life, her husband, children, grandchildren, dear parents, sister Betty, brother-in-law Sid, nephew Doug, nieces Debbie (Larry, Rebekah, Jennifer) and Lisa, and many friends.
Nancy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Sonia and Benjamin Silverman and moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania, as a child. After graduating high school, she went to Penn State and met the love of her life, David. While at Penn State, they enjoyed the debate team together. After finishing up her teaching degree, they married in 1956 and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. Nancy taught special education classes, and David, a pediatrician, joined Children’s Medical Group. She was blessed with 4 wonderful children, Robbie (Carole), Kathi (Jim), Amy (Danny), Steven (Debbie), and grandchildren Tyler, Nate, Sarah, Ben, Karli, Lily, and Griffin. Family was the center of her life.
She spent numerous hours volunteering. She loved being “Grandma Nancy” at Safe Landing, playing checkers and eating bagels with the kids she was helping. Through her career, she went out of her way for the children she taught, always going the extra mile to make sure they were on their way to success. She kept in touch with many of them, even after she retired.
She has had close friends from the day she moved to Akron, including those she met through the Daughters of Israel. Too many to name, but her closest group of friends were a constant source of joy and happiness to her.
She was always known for bringing those sunny days with her to every party she attended and spreading love and hugs to all she knew. Nancy was truly a one-of-a-kind, special person that the world will miss. Private graveside service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Safe Landing Youth Shelter, c/o Shelter Care, 32 South Avenue, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278.