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Martha (Ola) Zedick

November 10, 2021



peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Zedick was born in Washington County, Jefferson (near Penowa), PA, on November 14, 1921, the daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Allen) Ola. 

Martha became the first President of the Brenizer Community Action Group, loved the community and took pride in the improvements initiated by the organization. When she was able to attend, Martha was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Bradenville, PA, previously pastored by Father Robert Karl and currently by Father Joseph Borodach. She retired from Torrance State Hospital where she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Martha passionately loved to cook, bake, crochet, garden, can and care for her home and family. Her kitchen was always open to family, friends and visitors. 

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Zedick, Sr., sisters Ann Ola, Julia Ola, Elizabeth Surmay, Mary Fadlem, and brothers Peter Ola and Frank Ola. 

She is survived by her loving family: her children, Charles Zedick, Jr. (Elizabeth), Richard Bruce Zedick (Robin), Nicholas Zedick, all of Blairsville, PA, and Beverly Arbore (James) of Washington, PA; eight grandchildren: Denise, Kari, David, Kelly, Kristin, Julie, James and Crystal; thirteen great-grandchildren: Ashley, Thomas, Shannon, Karlie, Kathryn, Sierra, Autumn, Anthony, Alyssa, Carson, Colby, Kerigan, and Matthew; and one great-great grandson, Oliver.  She is also survived by her niece and nephew, Joyce and Philip Matish who often called to keep in touch and extend birthday greetings.

Martha’s family would like to thank her Blairsville Family Practice doctors, Dr. John Santarlas and Dr. Bernard Scherer for their home visits and care. The family is also thankful to her Excela Health Homecare and Hospice staff, specifically RN Jody Guidas and CNA Melissa Jennings for the excellent, compassionate care and support they provided. 

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market Street, Blairsville, PA.  

Interment will be in the SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA. 

If so desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 112 St. Mary’s Way, Bradenville, PA 15620. 


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