PORT WASHINGTON Martha J. Glazer, 87, of Port Washington, passed away late Tuesday night, Nov. 15, 2011, at her Port Washington address as she was surrounded by her family.
Martha was born in Uhrichsville, on April 27, 1924, and was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd S. Irons, who died on May 24, 1972, and Bessie L. Bailey Irons, who died on April 19, 1990.
She was a homemaker for all her adult life and was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Port Washington.
Martha also served as a dispatcher and an emergency medical technician for Tri-County Ambulance for 15 years. She also served as secretary for the Port Washington Cemetery Board and as clerk for Salem Township and its trustees.
She enjoyed crocheting as a favorite activity.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Dale Glazer, Port Washington, who died on June 14, 2006, and whom she married March 1, 1942.
Also deceased are four grandchildren, Sammy Ray Glazer of Port Washington, and Kenneth Danial Glazer, Michael D. Glazer, and Matthew Glazer, all of Newcomerstown; two great-grandchildren, Dakota James Cox and Dillon Maverick Watson, both of Uhrichsville; son-in-law, Michael W. Shalosky of Port Washington; daughter-in-law, Nelda R. (Mrs. Richard A.) Glazer of Uhrichsville; and granddaughter-in-law, Brenda Gibson (Mrs. W. Dale II) Glazer of Newcomerstown.
Martha was also the last member of her generation of the Irons family, as she was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Edward Irons and Harold W. Irons, both of Canton; sisters, Wardellen Johns of Newcomerstown and Shirley Rossetti of Canton; and brothers-in-law, Curtis Johns of Newcomerstown and Robert Rosetti of Canton.
Martha is survived by five sons, Robert D. (Carol) Glazer, Kenneth W. (Rene L.) Glazer and James E. (Anita K.) Glazer, all of Newcomerstown, Richard A. Glazer of Uhrichsville, and Albert E. (Betty A.) Glazer of Plymouth, Ind.; two daughters, Susan K. Shalosky of Port Washington and Patricia A. (Stephen L.) Cox of Uhrichsville; 22 grandchildren; over 50 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Mrs. Harold) Irons of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Public graveside services and burial to celebrate Marthas life were Nov. 21, 2011, in the Salem-Union Cemetery, Port Washington.
The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Buckley conducted the services.
The family is requesting that memorials be made in Marthas name to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Stark Counties, 201 W. Third St., Dover, OH 44622.
The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown was in charge of arrangements.