Nellie Anne (Glista) "Ciotka" Martinovich, age 94, died peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Richfield, Ohio.
Born to Joseph and Mary (Toczek) Glista on May 29, 1923 in Redstone, (Fayette County) Pa.; Nellie was one of ten children of Polish immigrants. As a young girl, Nellie moved to Canfield, Ohio and resided most of her adult life on the farm in Berlin Center with her husband George Martinovich, to whom she was married on June 14, 1952, and preceded her in death on November 9, 2006.
Nellie is survived by her sister, Helen (Barney) Faciana, of Sun City, AZ., as well as many generations of loving nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley (childhood), Andrew, John, Walter, Joseph, and Edward Glista; sisters Mary (childhood) and Agnes (Glista) Barney.
Nellie was an avid gardener and loved roses and wildflowers. She and her husband George welcomed everybody and loved spending time with family and friends at the farm to enjoy fishing at the lake, farming the cows and bailing the hay, and eating authentic Polish cooking while listening and dancing to polkas. She enjoyed her church life at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Lake Milton, spending time with fellow parishioners and Father Dave Merzweiler. During her later years in life, Aunt Nellie especially enjoyed spending time with her niece Aggie, great-nephew, David, and great-niece Mindi. She developed loving relationships with friends at The Renaissance of Richfield, who will miss her dearly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St Catherine's Church, 1254 Grandview Rd., Lake Milton on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM, where friends will be received at the church, beginning at 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at the Eckis Cemetery in Mahoning County followed by a luncheon at the church hall provided by the Ladies Guild.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels, 1806 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44507.
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(Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel 330-744-2289 RC 6-6-17)