Obituary of Mary Martinelli
MARTINELLI MARY U.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at age 103. Of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of Regent Square and East Liberty, Mary was born December 4, 1914 in Midway, Pennsylvania, the second child and first daughter of Mary and Anton Urbancic. Mary grew up in Southview, PA. After coming to Pittsburgh PA during World War II to work at Union Switch and Signal supporting US troops overseas, she met Tony Martinelli, whom she married in 1943. After the birth of their first daughter, Lucille, Mary became a stay at home mother and the family grew to include two additional daughters, Roseann and Barbara. Mary and Tony were blessed with 54 years of marriage until Tony's death in 1997. Mary was also preceded in death by her 10 brothers and sisters, Tony, Frank, Rose, Christine (Sederoff), Alvin, Alberta (Hritz), John, Mathilda (Tardio), Henry and Louis. Mary leaves behind her daughters, Lucille Sleger (Kenneth), Roseann Ward (the late Jack), and Barbara Martinelli (Rob Dillon), her grandchildren, John Ward (Jennifer), Michelle Ward Holzwarth (Drew), and Shannon Sleger, as well as her five great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Christina, and Alec Ward and Andrew and Michael Holzwarth. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends received at MCCABE BROS., INC., FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., followed by entombment alongside her loving husband, Tony, at Calvary Cemetery. When anticipating her 100th birthday, Mary proclaimed that life is short even if you reach that milestone. She had no regrets and continued to enjoy life with her family and friends. Her three daughters want to thank the staff of Longwood for their loving care. Condolences may be left at www.mccabebrothers.com