Mary Jane  Marti


Mary Jane Marti, 86, of Shenango on The Green, New Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Jane was born March 9, 1933, in Elton, Ohio, to the late Thomas and Eva May Harrold Young.
She married Jacobo "Jack" Marti, formerly of Switzerland, on Oct. 17, 1953.
Partnered with her husband, Jacobo, they built and operated Farmer's Cheese, also known as Jacobo Marti and Sons, from 1955 to 1986.
Jane enjoyed and cherished her family first and then had a love of friends, books, bowling, golf, sewing, math and playing cards.
She was an active member for many years of Neshannock Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a session member.
Jane was known as a strong, but gentle person, who was kind, caring, compassionate, funny and could recall most anything from fact, trivia and memories from many years past.
Jane successfully raised, along with her husband, five children, being proud of having four Eagle Scouts and two grandsons who were also Eagle Scouts.
She enjoyed her 11 grandchildren while helping run the family business.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack who died in May 2001; a sister, Vivian Young Janata; and a brother: Harold Young.
Survivors include four sons, Jack and Geraldine Marti, James and Mary K. Marti, Timothy and Suzanne Marti and Rick and Lori Marti; a daughter, Debra and Dan Kennedy; her sister, Sally Young Yoder; grandchildren, Chelsea Marti, Josh Marti, Elissa (Marti) Castor, Jack Marti II, Shayna (Marti) Blinn, Dan Kennedy II, Janie Kennedy, Abbey Kennedy, Jim Marti II, Dakota Marti and Kati Marti; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care, Kindred Hospice and Shenango on the Green Rehab Department for their wonderful care, compassion, information and help at this difficult time.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Neshannock Presbyterian Church, 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, where visitation will be held an hour prior. The Rev. Nancy Aubel of Neshannock Church and Pastor Rebecca Rosengarth, a friend of the family, will co-officiate.
Interment will follow at Neshannock Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Marti Park Foundation, c/o Community Foundation, 7 W. State St., Suite 301, Sharon, Pa. 16146, or Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Published on April 11, 2019
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9 posts

Greg and Sherrie Reynolds
Apr 17, 2019
So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing.
Darrell Knepp
Apr 17, 2019
So sorry for all the family
Susan Reagle Simmons
Apr 13, 2019
Susan Reagle Simmons
Apr 13, 2019
Sending my heartfelt condolences to every member of the Marti family as you say your final goodbye to your Mom. Praying Gods comfort to you and that peace which surpasses all understanding.
Bobbie Pearsall Bartley Miller
Apr 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed by family and friends
Mark Generalovich
Apr 12, 2019
Jack and Debbie, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I did not know your mother very well but had done work in her home on several occasions. She was always a lovely, bright and cheery woman. She always welcomed me into her home and treated me as if we were lifelong friends. She was that easy to talk to and I always enjoyed the time spent with her. I know you will miss her very much but I am sure you have many wonderful memories to reflect on.
Jim and Jeanette Robison and sons James and Jonathan
Apr 12, 2019
Please accept are condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We send our thoughts and prayers to you and hope you find peace in your family's memories.
Bryan Torsello
Apr 12, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss
Amanda Jones
Apr 12, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful woman.