Sharing of memories @7pm
Amy Lynn Doddroe Sadoski, age 58, of Toledo, Ohio passed away at home on Thursday, January 4, 2024.
Amy was born on November 15, 1965, in Columbus, Ohio to Stephen and Sharon (Ferrell) Doddroe. She grew up in Bucyrus, Ohio, and graduated from Colonel Crawford High School in 1984. After high school, she attended the University of Toledo, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History in 1989. She married her husband James Sadoski on July 4, 2000.
Amy was well known for her hard work and care for persons with developmental disabilities. Her interest began in high school, when she volunteered with the YARK program, assisting high school students with developmental disabilities. Her passion grew with age. As a young adult, she would gather groups of people and bring them to the family farmhouse for a day of unstructured fun and food. Every holiday, she would bring at least one person who didn’t have a place to go to her family’s celebration. After she moved to Toledo, she worked for many organizations that assisted people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities, such as the Zeph Center, Unison, the Ide Center, Consumers Union, Josina Lott, and The Autism Academy. She treated her clients as family. Amy loved children. She was a teacher’s aide for preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at St. Joseph’s Catholic School Erie, MI.
Amy was an abject animal lover. She felt a strong affinity to American buffalo, particularly white buffalo. If she saw an injured animal, she would stop and do everything she could to help it. She would pet any animal if given the chance, and was still waiting for her opportunity to pet a wild bear.
She had a fantastic sense of adventure. She spent a great deal of time traveling, white water rafting, and camping with her husband Jim, and her dear friend Pamela Jean “Pam” Sadoski, who passed away in 2002.
Amy loved all things colorful and sparkly, especially tie-dye. She could play any wind instrument she picked up, and had a beautiful singing voice. She always recognized and appreciated others’ efforts. Her ability to observe the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of others was a gift she had honed to perfection, and will be sorely missed. Her sense of humor was known to all, and can’t be matched.
Amy is survived by her husband James Sadoski, her son, Jacek Sadoski, her step-children, Brad (Shana) Sadoski and Sara (Aaron Horn) Sadoski; her sister, Julie Tuttle, her nephews, Daniel (Michelle) Tuttle and their children, and Austin (Jill) Tuttle, and her step- grandchildren, Taylor Sadoski, Benson Sadoski and Jaxon Sadoski. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Stephen Doddroe and Sharon (Ferrell) Doddroe.
A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where a sharing of memories service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the family or the gofundme page at https://gofund.me/99352a06. If you would like to wear bright colored clothing, it would be welcomed. Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com