Mary Louise Martino, 89, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2019. She was a resident at William Penn Senior Suites in Jeannette, PA. Mary was born September 5, 1930, a daughter of the late John Dolinar and Mary Zalar Dolinar. Mary was a graduate of University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a degree in business administration. Mary was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and served her country in Tokyo, Japan, during the Korean War, where she worked as a radar mechanic. Before retirement, Mary worked in the accounting department of the Elliott Company in Donora, PA. After retirement she helped establish and manage Martino Chiropractic and Nutritional center in Bernalillo, New Mexico. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Michael V. Martino. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Martino (Robert Clementi), of North Huntingdon; and grandchildren, Marina, Leo and Natalie Clementi; friends, Carol, Glenn and Donna; cousin, Rosalie; nephew, Tom and many other nieces and nephews and cousins. Mary was an avid fitness and nutrition enthusiast. She loved animals and enjoyed reading, travel, and sightseeing. Per Mary's wishes, inurnment at St. Joseph Mausoleum in North Versailles, PA was private. Mary's family would like to express their appreciation to the William Penn Care Center and Amedisys Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Mary during her final months of her life. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published November 15, 2019.