- Local Guide
Elva I. Martino, 83, Walston, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at home.
She was born July 26, 1928, in Grange, a daughter of the late A. Merle and Elsie (Powell) Bush.
Oct. 29, 1946, she married James A. Martino, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 2006.
She was a member of St. Anthonyâ€™s Roman Catholic Church of Walston.
She was a good wife and a good mother.
She worked for Loree Footwear and the Punxsutawney Area School District
Surviving relatives include five children, Joseph Martino and wife Freda of Walston; Mary Ann Griffin and husband Robert of Indiana, Rosalee Hall and husband James, John Martino and wife Karen and Anna Marie Conrad and husband David, all of Punxsutawney; a brother, Robert Cloy Bush and wife Marge of Grange; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters; a brother; and a great-grandchild.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, from St. Anthonyâ€™s Roman Catholic Church in Walston with the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Riccardo officiating.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Martinoâ€™s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice.