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Martha (nee Rocco) Colbert

Obituary for Martha (nee Rocco) Colbert

May 6, 1937 - April 5, 2018
Seven Hills, Ohio | Age 80

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, and Teacher


Martha Louise Colbert (nee Rocco) aged 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on April 5, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Donald Colbert, and her brother Dominic Rocco and is survived by her daughter Allison Colbert. Martha was very proud to be born and raised in the Cleveland area. She attended Garfield Heights High School then Hiram College participating in marching band and staying active in reunions and scholarships every year. Trained in elementary education she taught in Mansfield for a few years then when they settled in Seven Hills she worked at many schools in the Parma School System. Concurrently she was a girl scout leader, church deacon and choir member, loved to travel with family and friends and play cards and celebrate her Italian heritage with many dear relatives in the surrounding community. She also loved to read and watch TV mystery shows. Even after she "retired", she never slowed down. She tutored children, volunteered at the hospital, swam at the rec center, visited and cooked for many in need and always had a card and a kind word available for everyone. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Independence Presbyterian Church, 6624 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131. Memorial service at Independence Presbyterian Church Friday April 13 at 10:00am. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 2-4 & 6-8pm Thursday. 440-842-7800

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