Food Culinary 06

Margaret Ruth Lytz

February 24, 1952 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 70)


Margaret Ruth Lytz, 70, passed away May 11, 2022, after fighting courageously through a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Evelyn Wilson; her father-in-law, Hubert Lytz; brother, Jimmy Wilson; and her daughter, Sarah Bertsch. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Michael; mother-in-law, Barbara Lytz; brother-in-law, Ken (Elise) Lytz; stepdaughter, Elisa (Jon) Pierson; nieces and nephews; her Scottish cousins; and many good friends.

Margaret graduated from Copley High School, and then the University of Akron School of Nursing where she earned her RN degree. She was a dedicated nurse. Her career included work at Akron General, Barberton Citizens, and Summa (Akron City) where she made many close friendships that have lasted her lifetime.

In 1992 Margaret married her best friend Mike, and 10 years later toward the end of her 34-year nursing career, together they founded and built Sarah’s Vineyard and Winery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She was a great cook, a lover of art, and the creative force behind the kitchen and gallery.  Most recently she established the NorthFork Art Gallery in Bath.

Margaret touched the lives of many, she could say so much with just a look. She was honest and tough, yet kind and generous to a fault. Many close to her say that she helped make them a better person. She is loved and will be missed.

A special thank you to the Cleveland Clinic G53 SICU team who held a special ceremony to “Pin” her as one of their own.  And to Jim Emanuel for giving her a fighting chance.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with the funeral service to immediately follow at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at Northampton Cemetery,1014 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.

Please support the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank in her honor.

Services in care of The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory, Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N Miller Road  Akron, OH  44333.

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Visitation for Family & Friends
May 16, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel
85 N Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Funeral Service
May 16, 2022

7:00 PM
Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel
85 N Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Graveside Service
May 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Northampton Cemetery

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