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Theresa S. (Brothag) Peterson

March 21, 1948 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 73)


Orwell Twp. -Theresa (Brothag) Peterson went home to Jesus on January 8, 2022 at age 73.  She was born in Warren, Ohio on March 21, 1948 and was a lifelong resident of Ohio.  Theresa was the first born to Clara (Sleinsky) and Louis Brothag. Theresa devoted her life to Lloyd (Pete) Peterson in June 1966. Theresa loved cooking, crocheting and giving them away as tokens of her love. She planted large gardens, cooking and canning many years at the end of the summer. Her later summers were spent camping with family and friends. She would always cook up a delicious dish with enough to feed the whole crowd. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared in her many years as a Sunday school teacher and everyday as a giver whenever she saw the need. She worked at the Johnson Rubber Company for 38 years, providing the roaster of something special for the third shift pot luck. Just like home, she took care of those around her. Theresa and Pete raised five children, Cheryl (Michael) Saqqa, Joseph (Amy) Peterson, Paul (Kathy) Peterson, David Peterson and Thomas (Debra) Peterson. She was blessed with grandchildren Brandy, Shawn, Daniel, Paul, Liliana, Ranya, Charley, Sara and many others she regarded as her own. Theresa no longer lives in darkness but joins Clara, Louis, Pete and all those gone before her in the everlasting light of our Lord Jesus. She is survived by all of her sisters, brothers, children, grandchildren, and a numerous of nieces and nephews. She is sorrowfully missed by her siblings Margaret (Roy) Gregory, Susan (Ed) Slusher, Joseph Brothag, Louise Lavin, Victoria (Duree) Kocis, Thomas (Lezlie) Brothag, Catherine Michalski, Patricia (Richard) Waldo, Clara (Marty) Gargano, Louis (Wendy) Brothag, and Julia (Allen) Hartman.

A funeral mass officiated by Rev. David Bridling will be held at St. Mary Church, 103 N. Maple Street, Orwell, OH 44076 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH, 44076 on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Sight Center, University Circle, 1909 East 101st Street, Cleveland, OH 44101 or Condolences may be made at

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January 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Paine Funeral Home
140 E Main Street
Orwell, OH 44076

Funeral Mass
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Church
103 North Maple St.
Orwell, OH 44076


Cleveland Sight Center
University Circle, 1909 East 101 Street, Cleveland OH 44101

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