MARY ANN (MARTIS) ANDRYC
Mary Ann (Martis) Andryc, 86, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away after a brief illness on July 7, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.
She was born in Toledo on July 25, 1932, to the late Steve and Anna (Duricek) Martis and was a lifelong resident of Rossford. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and one of its predecessor parishes, Ss. Cyril and Methodius.
Mary Ann graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1950 and gathered regularly through the years with a small group of her high school friends. She worked in the media center at St. Francis de Sales High School for 17 years, retiring in 1992.
She was devoted to her beloved husband, Joe. Throughout their marriage, they were committed to their family, friends and faith. In retirement, they traveled frequently together, including a memorable visit to Slovakia and Poland, where she retraced her family’s roots.
Mary Ann took great pride in her three sons, their wives, and her grandchildren and great-grandson. She and her husband spent time with them regularly in Connecticut, Los Angeles and New York, and she never missed being part of any important family event or milestone. Whenever her family returned to Rossford, Mary Ann made sure that celebrations always included traditional family foods like kolacky and pierogi.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Joseph; sons, Philip (Linda), Joel (Nancy) and David (Mary); brother, James (Gerri) Martis; sister-in-law, Jennie Gargotto; grandchildren, Nicholas (Lucy), Samantha, Matthew (Katie), Katie, Caroline, Stephen and Peter, and a great-grandson, Leo. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends visited at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home of Rossford on Wednesday, July 10, from 2 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 11, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, where the family will receive guests beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to All Saints Church Debt Reduction Fund or to St. Francis de Sales High School (Andryc Scholarship Fund). Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.