POLAND - A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 10 at Holy Family Church for Patricia Jean Martzial, 79, who passed away peacefully Monday, May 5, 2014.
Patricia was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Samuel and Eunice Black Agnone.
Patricia attended St. Stanislaus Grade School and graduated from South High School in 1953. She was always loving, giving, and a sharing person who always helped anyone in need. She was always a leader and was involved in many civic, professional and service organizations, church affiliated projects and volunteer activities.
Patricia J. Martzial
Patricia was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader in her hometown of Poland. She was active in her church at Holy Family, where she was a council member and a communion distributor. One of her crowning achievements at Holy Family was when she founded and started the Poland Food Pantry, along with other churches in the area. She worked tirelessly organizing, setting up and stocking for the food distribution, and this was done with complete anonymity. She would never divulge the names of anyone who was receiving help, not even to her family.
Patricia was truly one of God's Disciples. She taught a typing class at Holy Family Grade School as a volunteer and raised a considerable amount of money for St. Elizabeth Hospital as chairwoman for numerous charity balls. Patricia was instrumental in getting Sergio Franchi to headline one of the shows during the peak of his career with a capacity audience in attendance. She also did volunteer work at St. Elizabeth Health Center as a candy stripper, distributing various sundries to the patients.
Patricia was a member of the ABWA while working in the corporate offices of the Youngstown Standard Oil Co., an Auxiliary member of the Lions Club of New Middletown, active in the New Middletown Garden Club and Card Club, and the Springfield Local PTA. Patricia was also the one and only woman president of the Poland Community Baseball Association.
Patricia helped her dentist husband, whose office was in New Middletown, make custom-made mouth guards for the Springfield Local H.S. football team. She was also president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society Auxiliary and was state secretary for the Ohio Dental Auxiliary and a state delegate.
Patricia leaves the love of her life, her husband, Dr. Terrence J. Martzial Jr., whom she married June 22, 1957; their three children, Jodie Martzial, Dr. Terrence (Linda) Martzial III, and Lisa Martzial; seven grandchildren, James, Joshua, and Jacob Miletta, Nicole and Natalie Martzial, and Tara and Tiffany Childs; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Marie Delfino.
Patricia was also preceded in death by her grandson, Dalton Childs.
Burial took place at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Patricia will surely be missed by her family and all the people she touched, loved and helped during her time on earth as one of God's helpers and servants. Rest in peace dear wife, mother, and grandmother.