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Martha "Marte" Blake Koleda, 73, of Arlington, VA died peacefully January 11, 2014 at home in the company of her husband and five children. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Michael S. Koleda, and children Jennifer Hoenscheid (Robert), Paul Koleda, Julie Zook (Christopher), Nancy Koleda (Niesco Dubbelboer), Joan Kade (Tyson), and her nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1920 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Va. A celebration of Marte's life will take place in Arlington at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made to the Friends of the Arlington Public Library in support of the Martha Koleda Memorial Fund. Contributions may be made at or may be sent to the attention of: Susan Eason, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 17, 2014
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