Martha Myers Fetzner, an Erie resident for most of her life, peacefully passed away at age 92, on February 28, 2013, at Fairview Manor. Martha was the daughter of the late Ora Edwin Myers and Sarah E. Hetzler Myers of Nickleville, Venango County, Pa. She graduated from Rockland High School in 1940, attended the Willford Academy Beauty School of Pittsburgh, Pa., working a short time in Butler. She moved to Franklin, Pa. to support the war effort by working a drill press at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company. Martha located to Erie in 1944, to work at the beauty shop in the Boston Store. She met and married Cyril Joseph Fetzner, who preceded her in death in 1977, along with eight siblings: Ethel Myers Bode, Clara Myers Hopkins, Chelsea Sheffer, Joy Myers Morgan, John Russell Myers and Soloman Kernick Myers, Donald W. Fultz and Ora E. Myers. Survivors include one son, Cyril J. Fetzner of Albion, N.Y., wife Sue, and one daughter, Joy G. Steffan of Erie, husband Jon; four grandchildren, Craig A. Fetzner of Florida, Julie N. Fetzner of Albion, N.Y., Amber J. Vacura, husband Derek, of Tampa, Fla., and Jessica A. Steffan, of Erie; and several nieces and nephews around the country. Martha was an avid gardener, enjoyed time with her grandchildren and had a love of the outdoors and viewing wildlife. She will be sadly missed by her family. Arrangements were handled by the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, at Greengarden Boulevard. Memorials may be made to Fairview Manor, 900 Manchester Road, Fairview, PA 16415 or to the American Red Cross, 4961 Pittsburgh Ave., Erie, PA 16508. A private interment at the Georgeville Cemetery, Venango County, will be scheduled. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 3, 2013
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1595 West 38TH St. Erie, PA 16508