Veronika Birkas, 85 years of age, passed away Friday March 22, 2013 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 25, 1927 in Kikinda, Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rozi Takacz.
Mrs. Birkas was a resident of the Mantua-Shalersville areas since 1976, and was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mantua. She had been employed at the Cleveland Clinic in the housekeeping department, following which she worked at Mantaline in production for several years, retiring in 1993. Mrs. Birkas loved fishing, and found cooking and the special times spent with her devoted family as her most cherished moments.
On December 16, 1953, she married Marton Birkas, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2006. Survivors include her devoted children Marton (Barbara) Birkas, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Tibor (Karen) Birkas of Brimfield, Ebie (Arvle) Mullis of Shalersville and her loving grandchildren Dustin, Michael, Devon, Wayne and Kevin and great-grandchildren Morgan, Kevin, Caidan, Shelby and Alexia.
Calling hours will be Monday March 25, 2013 from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where her funeral service will begin at 7:00 P.M. Officiating will be Chaplin Dan Tayman. Final resting place will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shalersville Township. Her obituary and video tribute may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service (330) 274-3145 R-C 3-24-13 & 3-25-13)