Monday, March 31, 2008

Sad news

We just found out that Jean Clodwick passed away last week. We never met her in person, but last winter when mom was looking for a Sheltie puppy, she emailed Jean for some advice on Ohio area breeders. Jean was the American Shetland Sheepdog Association's OH breeder referral person. She was very kind and generous with her time and advice in her emails. Mom greatly appreciated her help and will always remember Jean for her kindness and friendliness and for her part in bringing me into mom's life! We extend our sincere condolences to Jean's family. She will be greatly missed.

Jean Marie Clodwick, 54, Internationally Known Breeder & Trainer of Shelties

Jean Marie Clodwick (nee Fries), 54 of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born December 22, 1953 in Lorain and has been a Vermilion resident since 1977, moving from Lorain.
She was an internationally known breeder and trainer of Shelties and judged dog shows around the country. She was a member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA), Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Club, Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club and the BAHA Herding Club.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Michael Clodwick; father, Arnold Urban Fries of Avon, Ohio; brothers, David J. Fries of Painesville and Richard Fries of Lakewood; sisters, Patricia A. Hart of Leesburg, FL, Susanne Pollack of Middleburgh Hts and Mary Catherine Vicens of Winston Salem, NC; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her mother, Margaret T. Sechkar in 1999.
A celebration of Jean's life will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 7 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ASSA Sheltie Rescue, P.O. Box 819 New Lenox, Illinois 60451.

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