Martha K. Golca, 81 – Pottsville Catholic HS Salutatorian 1955
Martha K. Golca, 81, of Pottsville , passed away on Friday evening at York Terrace, Pottsville.
Born in Pottsville, on September 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Kerezsi) Kaplar.
She was a 1955 graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School, where she was the Class Salutatorian.
Martha is a member of St. Michael The Archangel, Minersville, where she belonged to the Ladies Guild. She was a former member of St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Saint Clair and Mary Queen of Peace, Pottsville.
She worked at the Yorkville Branch of Pennsylvania National Bank and retired as a real estate agent with Frank Gownley Realtors.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, who was killed in WW2 and William; sisters: Elizabeth Parobek and Mary Ann Albo. She was the last living member of her immediate family.
Martha is survived by her husband, Edward, to whom she was married 54 years; niece, Kimberly Miller, of Orwigsburg; nephews: Scott Parobek, of Schuylkill Haven; Jeff Albo, of Pottsville; Vince Albo, of CA; and Joseph Parobek, of Hegins; great nieces and nephews: Alex Miller; Zachary, Nicholas, Justin and Andrew Parobek; Mariella and Bianca Albo.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.
The family request contributions in Martha’s memory be sent to: St. Michael The Archangel, 538 Sunbury St., Minersville, PA 17954 or a church of your choice.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.