Marlene Martell, 81, passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 29, 2017, following a brief illness at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Sharon, the daughter of Cephus and Katherine (Wills) Welch.
Marlene was a graduate of Sharon High School as well as the Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing and had worked as an LPN for several years before becoming a devoted mother to her family.
When she was not busy being a devoted mom, grandma or great-grandma, she enjoyed gardening, canning, playing bingo and listening to all types of music, especially Neil Diamond.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories: her beloved daughters, Catherine Martell and her husband Marc Stewart of Hermitage; Dian Danos and her husband George of Sharpsville; Peggy Weidler and her husband Michael of Sharon; and Janet Martell and her companion Edward Kubyako of Sharon; grandchildren, Leslie Danos; Kimberly Beckman and her husband Michael; James Danos; and Stephen Weidler; her great-grandson, Owen Lutz; a sister-in-law, Gladys Welch; a brother-in-law, Bill Martell and his wife Helen; nieces Doris Welch, Susan Sharp and Sandie Benko; nephew Samuel Welch; her cousin, Robert Shannon; and by her beloved dog, "What's Up."
Mrs. Martell was preceded in death by her husband John Martell on April 28, 2008; and by her brothers, Richard and Thomas Welch.
In remembrance of Marlene, please consider making a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie, PA 16505.
Mrs. John (Marlene), 81, of Sharon.
Service: Private arrangements were handled by SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com
Burial: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on June 4, 2017