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Loretta L. Stachowski, cook
Loretta L. Stachowski, cook

Loretta L. Stachowski, chief cook at a Canton nursing home, died Tuesday at FutureCare Canton Harbor of cancer. She was 75. The daughter of Edward Parker, a Bethlehem Steel worker, and Florence Williams Parker, a homemaker, Loretta Lee Parker was born in Baltimore and raised on South Kenwood Avenue. She was a 1957 graduate of Patterson Park High School and the next year married Richard J. Stachowski Sr., who worked at the General Motors Co. plant on Broening Highway. A lifelong Canton resident, Mrs. Stachowski worked for more than 20 years as chief cook at FutureCare Canton Harbor until retiring in 2012. She was a "self-taught cook and baker," said her sister, Florence...