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Martha (Trosky) Kirschner of Avella, Pa. Martha (Trosky) Kirschner, 84, a longtime resident of Avella, Pa., passed on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Honey Brook. She was born in Slovan, daughter of the late Makar and Mary Possnack Trosky. Prior to living in Honey Brook she resided in Savannah, Ga. for a year and a half at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Mrs. Kirschner was a graduate of Burgettstown High School and was a member of Avella Presbyterian Church. She had worked at Weirton Steel and for Dr. Spiegel as a dental assistant. She also advocated for the inclusion of fluoride in the Avella water system. Mrs. Kirschner enjoyed reading, word search and jigsaw puzzles, antiques and especially being with her family. On October 11, 1953 she married Edward Kirschner, who passed on June 30, 1989. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Kirschner and wife Beth of Moon Township; a daughter, Marsha M. Kirschner, D.M.D. and husband Paul Amrein of Honey Brook and Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren, David Kirschner, Neil Kirschner and wife Renee, Heather Kirschner, and Jennifer Fuhrman and husband Chris. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Trosky, Dorothy Swanik, Betty Shockey, Sonia Testa, and Elsie Downer; and brothers, Michael (Butch) Klimenko and Nick Klimenko. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 28, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. Visitations will be held from 10 a.m. until the start of the service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, in the Avella Presbyterian Church, 25 Campbell St., Avella, with Rev. Richard Narus officiating. Interment at West Point Cemetery, Avella. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avella Presbyterian Church, 25 Campbell St., Avella, or the Avella Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box G, Avella, PA 15312.

Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 27, 2011
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