Elizabeth Mihalco Dunlap of Scio passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 23, 2023, in Sarasota, Florida. Liz died three days before her 96th birthday. She was born January 26, 1927, to Michael and Irene Bertz Mihalco in Duncanwood, Ohio, baptized at St. Casimir Church on February 27 by Fr. Wisniski, graduated from Cadiz High School in 1944 as a member of National Honor Society, and married the love of her life Robert Dunlap on September 2, 1944.
Liz worked at Scio Pottery and Scio Packaging companies for over 60 years, finally retiring at age 92. She was the Scio Town Clerk in the 1950’s, and was also a charter member of the Scio Junior Womens Club, the National VFW Auxiliary, the Scio American Legion Auxiliary and Merry Whirl Card Club (for 68 years.)
Liz was proceeded in death by her husband Bob, her in-laws Emor and Hazel Dunlap, her parents Mike and Irene Mihalco, her brothers James and Eugene (Dobie) Mihalco, and her sister-in-law Sue Mihalco.
Surviving is her loving family: daughters Susan (Russ) Mall of Columbus, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida, and Debra (Ron) Hartley of Port Charlotte, Florida; grandchildren Jeff Mall, LaMar Bontrager, Jennifer Mall Russell, Tiffany (Nath) Harris, and Dr. Doug (Kristina) Engel; great-grandchildren Jonny, Elise, Kate, Haley, Grant, Jacob, Finn and Brooklyn; sister-in-law Edith Mihalco; and Liz’s nieces and nephews.
Liz enjoyed a long, happy life, and was especially proud of her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a baker and cook extraordinaire. Receiving a baked item from Liz was a treat for her many friends and acquaintances. She will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
Per her request there will be no funeral or services.
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