Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Joan G. Kretchmer

September 22, 1924June 25, 2020

Joan G. Kretchmer (nee Gordon), age 95, September 22,1924- June 25, 2020, former resident of Shaker Heights, OH. died in Sarasota, Florida. Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Henry E. Kretchmer, M.D. Loving mother of Kenneth (Janet) Kretchmer, M.D. and Kathy (Harold Mann) Kretchmer. Devoted grandmother of Emily (Philippe) Winthrop, Lisa (Willard) Barber and Daniel (Nina Rosche) Kretchmer. Great grandmother of Aviva Winthrop, Willard Barber, Sawyer Barber and Charlie Kretchmer. Dear sister of Elaine (Mark) Beck and the late Marle Abramson. The family wishes to express appreciation to Tatyana Lukovsky for her attentive and loving care for the past 10 years. Family graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 1 at 2 PM at the Lake View Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the Ben Maidenburg Fund c/o Temple Israel 91 Springside Dr. Akron, OH. 44333 or the All Faiths Food Bank 8171 Blaikie Ct. Sarasota, Florida, 34240


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Barbara Hochman

June 28, 2020

Saddened to hear of Joan's passing. My parents, Gloria and Sammy Lightman, were good friends of Joan and Hank on Longboat Key and the two couples had a lot of fun together during the years they lived there. Our deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time in your lives.
Barbara and David Hochman