CHARDON – Juliet Marie Drotleff (nee Blackford), age 47, of Chardon, died after her courageous seven-year battle with pituitary and brain cancer, surrounded by her loving family.
Born March 5, 1974, in Euclid, to Jerry D. and Jeanette M. (nee Lewis) Blackford, she was a lifelong area resident.
Juliet was a devoted second-grade teacher for the Euclid City School District for her 26-year career. She taught up until she was no longer able.
She was a 1992 graduate of Euclid High School, a 1996 graduate of Mt. Union College and received her master’s degree at Ashland University.
She enjoyed holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Juliet loved spending time at Disney World with her family and she felt the magic while she was there. She was also a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie and was the favorite daughter-in-law.
She was devoted to whatever her sons were involved: baseball, football, anything educational at school.
Juliet loved her favorite movies and was an avid Aerosmith fan.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Bob, whom she married Oct. 26, 2002, sons, Nicholas and Brandon, both at home, and parents, Jerry and Jeanette Blackford, all of Chardon; sister, Jaina (Anthony) Gandolfi, of Russell Township; and niece and nephews, Olivia, Vincent and Anthony Jr.
She also leaves her in-laws, Bob (Kathy) Drotleff; brothers-in-law, Mark and Matt Drotleff; and grandmother, Velma Drotleff.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Private family burial will be held at a later date.
“When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” She will now be our shining star.
The family requests donations for a future fund to be set up with Euclid City Schools for an educational program: Euclid City School District, c/o Burr Funeral Home, P.O. Box 165, Chardon, OH 44024.
Arrangements made by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.