Edra Marie Bittecuffer Zuk Dye, 72, of Newcomerstown, passed away Saturday (May 13, 2017) at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehab. Center.

She was a loving mother and friend. She was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Akron to the late Chester and Ines (Newberry) Bittecuffer. She was a housewife. On April 4, 1982, she married Gaylord Boyce Dye, who passed away Oct. 2, 2013.

She loved to dance, fish, campout and play cards. She spent 20 of her last 24 years caring for Gaylord who had a massive heart attack in his forties and required special care before passing away four years ago.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mae Bucher and Inez Robinson.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Tina) Zuk, of Birmingham, Ala., Robert "Bob" Zuk, and Donna (Mark) Sharrock, all of Newcomerstown; her step-children, Tracy Dye, Gaylord Dye and Lynda Dye, all of Akron; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren were blessed upon her; her brother, Chester Bittecuffer, of N.C.; and her sister, June Roe of Newcomerstown.

There will be no services. The family would like to thank all the medical and care givers for caring and making their mother comfortable on her way to her next journey. Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.