YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Margaret (Batcha) Banjo, 100, born September 19, 1916, died peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Hampton Woods Assisted Living, three days before her 101st birthday.
Born in and a lifetime resident of Youngstown, she was the daughter of George and Mary Kral Batcha.
A wonderful, compassionate and caring person, she is survived by her children, Joseph of Sanford, North Carolina, Marilyn Neuenschwander (Mario) of Lima, Peru, Richard (Mellie) of Jacksonville, Florida, Madeline Sandy (Jerry) of Savannah, Georgia and Marian Hrelec (Nick) of Campbell.
Margaret was happily married to Joseph Michael Banjo from 1940 until his death in 1974.
She also leaves eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a 1934 graduate of Youngstown’s South High School and was well-known for her pastries and wedding cakes she made for her many friends and relatives.
A devout Catholic, she was a member of Our lady of Sorrows/ St. Matthias Catholic Church for her lifetime.
Family and friends may call on Friday, September 22, at Our Lady of Sorrows/St. Matthias Catholic Church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials and contributions may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements handled by Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Thursday, September 21 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.