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Margery Roberto

Published: January 19, 2014 4:00 AM

Margery Roberto

"Together Again"

Margery Roberto

Margery Roberto passed away Friday, January 17th at Stow Glen Nursing Home surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Kent, Ohio April 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Howard and Lillian (Long) Geisinger. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944 and worked as Rosie the Riveter during World War II and then for A&P Grocery Store and she was an Avon saleswoman. Margery was married to Americo (Joe) Roberto in November 1979 and they lived in Rootstown. She was a volunteer for the County Clothing Store and Kent Social Services Hot Meals with Christ Episcopal Church. Margery loved to sketch famous actresses and she was known for her wonderful baking of specialty cookies and cakes and of sewing beautiful clothes.

She leaves behind her sister Joyce (Mike) Sitko, son Dennis Woody of North Canton, and granddaughters: Susan (Darin) Sarkiewicz, of Tallmadge, Crystal (Mike) Powell of North Canton, and grandson DJ Woody of Cuyahoga Falls. Great- Grandchildren: Alan, Julia, T.J., Bradley, Gaige and Hanna. Also special nephew Ed Sitko, special nieces Pam Ray, Michelle Martin and Claire Strimple, and many other nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Howard and Lillian Geisinger, husband Americo (Joe) Roberto, son Mickey Woody and her brother Gordon Geisinger.

The family would like to express their extreme gratitude for the care she was given at Stow Glen this past year by the nurses, aides and staff.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 21st at the Christ Episcopal Church, 118 S. Mantua St., Kent with Reverend Julie Blake-Fisher officiating. Final resting place will be Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown, Ohio.

Per Margery's request she would like everybody to celebrate her life with something on that is pink.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436 R-C 1-19-14)

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hollibabes Jan 20, 2014 11:22 AM

What does one say about a very special person in her life who has gone to that better place, where she will no longer be in pain, be able to scetch again, make her beautiful cakes, and sew again. Just be Herself once again and not to mention, be wil her Honey!  Margery you will be very much missed by myself and many, many others. No matter what mood I was in you always managed to make me Smile. You were my Hot Mama, and I was, as you always called me, your Pretty Girl! Thank you for letting me be a part of your life and for all those special memories you gave me to enjoy and share with your family and other special people of your life.

 I Love you, I love you more Margery, and always will!  That will always be our thing!      Rest in Peace my Special Friend, Hot Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!  We'll meet again some day.


donna3706 Jan 20, 2014 8:31 AM

Although you weren't my aunt by blood, you were in spirit.  We traveled together, laughed together, and enjoyed life.  You live on in me and I cherish what you shared with me - a love of life, a generosity of spirit, a sense of adventure, and much more.  Your spirit will be with me forever.  Love you Aunt Marg.  Donna B.

cinny Jan 19, 2014 5:01 PM

Rest in Peace Aunt Marge.  You are remembered for your laugh, kindness, and generosity towards everyone including children and animals.  You had so much talent as an Artist, Cook, and Pastry Chef!  You were so popular and had so many friends and will be missed greatly.  At last you will be with Joe once again.  Love ya, Niece Cindy Sitko