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Loretta Sophia Metzler

june 15, 1932 – august 3, 2023

Loretta Sophia Metzler

Loretta Sophia Metzler, age 91, passed away on August 3, 2023.

Loretta was born in Norwood, Ohio to Karl and Henrietta Meyer (nee Wehring).

Loretta is survived by her sister, Marion Carter, her niece Lisa Carter and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was active in the Civil Air Patrol and had a lengthy career at Cox Heart Institute. A published technical writer, one of the few women that were breaking the glass ceiling at the time in computer language and programming. Eventually retiring from Wright State University. A talented artist and animal lover, leaving behind many of her paintings of animals she came across in her life. She will be missed by her family and many others who lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, James Metzler.

Special thanks to Tre Tyler Hart for his love and care for Loretta.

Private Services will be held by the family.

In memory of Loretta’s life, donations can be made to Humane Society of Greater Dayton https://hsdayton.org/get-involved/donate/.

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“I remember Loretta from when she worked at WSU. She was a friend to me and I have never forgotten her. I enjoyed our talks together. I just found a business card of hers that I kept and decided to look her up and found she had passed just recently. This card was found on the floor of my living room. Why it was there is a mystery. I like to think she directed the whole thing so I would know she is on the other side. Rest in Peace Loretta. I will see you when I get there! Laura – WSU Class of 1993.”


“Fly high with the angels! Rest in peace!”


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“So sorry about Loretta.”


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