NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Church, 2250 E. Western Reserve Road in Poland for Martha A. Snitzer, 85, who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, December 9, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones.
Martha was born on July 29, 1932, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Margaret (Mooney) Lonardo.
She attended South High School.
Over her lifetime she enjoyed cooking for her family, bowling, crossword puzzles, shopping and sewing. She had a love for music and playing the piano. Martha also enjoyed years of camping with her husband and family.
She was a devoted member of the New Life Church and a member of the widows group at her church. Martha was a member of the Glow Girls, a cancer survivor group, that enjoyed social activities and volunteer work. She enjoyed spending time with her cherished friends. Martha was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her most precious memories were with her family, whom she loved.
Martha will be missed by her children, Marge (Ken) Zinz, of Austintown, Edward M Snitzer, of Youngstown and Judy (Richard) Gozur, of Campbell; grandchildren, Jessica (Dan) Galich, Joy (Jerry) Byers, Heather (Kevin) Sedlacek, Missy (Ryan) McTigue, Richard (Holly) Gozur and Stan (Marielena) Gozur; great-grandchildren, Madison, Olivia and Sophia Galich, Maggie and Katie Byers, Haley and Paige Sedlacek, Abigail, Emma and Logan McTigue, Richard III and Grady Gozur, Michael Gozur and one great-grandchild arriving in March. She is also survived by a brother, Michael Lonardo of Boardman; brother-in-law, Keith Mackey, of Vienna and a sister-in-law, Anna Mae (Don) Barnett, of California.
Besides her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, the late Eddie S. Snitzer, whom she married on May 7, 1948, he passed on July 3, 2000, after 52 wonderful years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Edward M. Snitzer, Jr., who passed away May 5, 1977 and her in-laws, John Snitzer, Carl (Rose) Snitzer and Elizabeth Mackey.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel and one hour prior to services on Friday at New Life Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Martha’s name to the New Life Church, 2250 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, Ohio, 44514 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 14 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.