Mary Ann Brown

Jul 23, 1919 - Mar 20, 2014

Mary Ann Brown, 94, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at her niece’s residence in Port Clinton on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

She was born July 23, 1919, in Marblehead, daughter of the late George and Mary (Gresh) Tverdick.

Mary began her working career as a young girl at the end of World War II at a hospital at Camp Perry where she took care of the wounded soldiers. She then went to work at Standard Products in Port Clinton until her retirement. While at Standard Products, she was a member of the Matthews bowling team as she was an avid bowler.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead, where she was also a member of the Altar-Rosary Society. She was a certified Red Cross nurse’s aide when she worked in the emergency room at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton for more than 10 years. Her passion in life was caring for others as she often took in people and cared for them. She was a very generous and giving person, always putting others needs above her own which led her to volunteer at various charities throughout her life.

She loved cooking and helped feed those who had nothing to eat. She was also an avid flower gardener. She provided flowers for the altar at St. Joseph Catholic Church for the weekend masses.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Diane Slobodian Jordan, of Port Clinton, Bonnie St. Aubin, of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Allen Distel and Kenneth Distel, of Michigan, and Mark Slobodian, of Pennsylvania; great-nephews, David St. Aubin and Kenneth St. Aubin; great-niece and nephew, Emily Slobodian and Brian and Stacy Distel. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anne Tverdick, Josephine Distel and Margaret Slobodian; and brothers, Michael and George Tverdick.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead. The Rev. Daniel J. Ring will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church for masses or to Hospice of Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio.

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