Martha Estelle Davits
MUNSTER, IN - Martha Estelle Davits, known to friends and family as Martie, died peacefully on the morning of May 5, 2021, due to complications from cancer. She was 81. Martie is survived by her sister Evangeline (Becky) Davits and a large and loving extended family.
Originally from Whiting, Martie was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School. Since moving to Munster in 1987 she has been an active resident of the local community. Martie was recognized many times for her community service, and was honored in 2011 with the city's Citizenship Award. She was also a regular volunteer for McAuley Clinic and Daughters of Penelope. Martie was also active in her neighborhood homeowners association, where she served for many years on the association's board of directors. Martie was a long-time member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Merrillville.
Martie enjoyed a 40+ year career at IBM in Chicago, where she thrived. She loved the hustle and bustle of working downtown, but also enjoyed being able to return to a more tranquil pace at home in Northwest Indiana. After retiring in 2003, she and her sister Becky took full advantage of their retirement years to live life fully with friends and family and explore the world. Whether it was a cruise through Europe or Asia, visits to her ancestral Greece and her favorite city Paris, or a trip to the West Coast to spend time with family for holidays, Martie was always an enthusiastic traveler. She relished experiencing the people, cuisine and culture of new places (and of course the wines!). The places she visited, and the people she encountered, were always made richer by her company.
In order to honor Martie's wishes, there will be no funeral, but instead a memorial service and celebration of life event will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to Hospice of the Calumet Area (https://www.hospicecalumet.org/donate). www.kishfuneralhome.net