Martha E. Pocza, 91

Martha E. Pocza, 91, of Trinity Oaks Care Center died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the VNA Hospice Center in Butler.

Born October 1, 1921 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha Kovesci Bokor. She was married for over 51 years to Louis Pocza who passed away June 14, 1999.

Martha was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Zelienople. Active in the community, she was a member of the Ellwood City AARP, the Keenegers of Portersville, the Hungarian Women’s Club, Golden Agers, and Charlie’s Angels Dance Group. Mrs. Pocza graduated from Lincoln High School. Martha was formerly employed in the Superintendents Dining Room at the National Tube Company. She was also employed by Matthews Conveyer Company in Ellwood City during the war years.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Pocza Hart of Laguna Niguel, CA, Nancy Murphy of Zelienople; sister, Goldie Black of Morrow Bay, CA; three grandchildren, Timothy, Andrew and Loraine Murphy; one great grandchild, Eligh Murphy, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Bokor Sr. and John Bokor Jr.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday July 11, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. James R. Bertoti officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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4 thoughts on “Martha E. Pocza, 91

  1. One of the great matriarchs of St. Peter’s has been called home to be with Jesus. Her love of life and family and friends will long be remembered, as will her love and devotion to Lou. I will miss our visits together, but will look forward to the day when I will see her again in heaven. Rest in peace pretty lady!

  2. Dear Nancy and Bonnie and family,

    Your mother was such a kind, sweet lady. She was a special friend to our mother Sara Choff, Uncle Steve Pozsgi, and Aunt Judy Kocher. She was always ready and willing to help in any way needed. We have many loving memories of her that we cherish.
    May you find comfort and strength knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Sandy Choff Spolsky and family

  3. We would like to express sympathy to the family. Martha was a loyal member of our group.
    Sincerely, The Keenagers of Portersville, PA

  4. Hello Nancy..I am so sorry for your loss. I just happened to be looking at the Ellwood City Ledger on line and saw your moms obituary. Please know that I am thinking of you and your sister and know what you are going through. Please take care and hope we can reconnect at some time.

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