84, of Aventura, FL, passed away March 24, 2020. She was born in Indianapolis on September 11, 1935. Loretta earned her BA from Indiana University in Bloomington and her MA from Butler University. She then taught kindergarten and first grade for over 30 years at Indianapolis Public School (IPS), retiring in 1996. Loretta also taught kindergarten at Beth El Zedeck Sunday School for over 20 years. She enjoyed traveling the world and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her children, Bruce Hirsch and Marla Hirsch Schwartz (Allen Schwartz); grandchildren, Evan Schwartz and Arielle Schwartz; and sister, Gertie Dock.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Michel Hirsch; and parents, Ben and Dorothy Siegel.
Graveside services were held at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery. Friends may watch the service on the funeral home's website, www.arnmortuary.com. Memorial contributions may be made to HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir or the donor's favorite charity.
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