Debra Mae Martz, 61, of Saint Clair, PA, passed away Monday, July 6 in her home, due to losing her battle to cancer.
Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA, on November 1, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Shoener. Debra was a 1976 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School. She recently worked at the Lehigh Valley Hospital (formally known as Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center) for over 30 years as a physical therapist aide.
Debra was a past member of the First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven.
She married the late Wayne Martz in 1979 and they were married for 34 years before losing her beloved husband in 2013. In addition to her parents and husband, Debra is preceded in death by her sister Mary Shoener and her brother Clifford Shoener Jr.
Debra is survived by her daughter Dana Callirgos, wife of Michael Callirgos, daughter Denise Webber, wife of Gerald Webber; two grandchildren Nathaniel Webber and Audrianna Webber; brother Charles Shoener and wife Beverly Shoener, brother Donald “Gus” Shoener and wife Christine Shoener, sister Sally Bender, brother Dennis Shoener; sister-in-law, Deborah McBreen, brother-in-law, Robert Martz, and brother-in law William Martz and wife Gwen Martz; Godparents to Debra’s children, Jim Carey and wife Cathy Carey; nieces and nephews; friends; relatives.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc, Schuylkill Haven on Monday, July 13 at 10:30 am with Reverend Jim Fidler officiating. A visitation will be held prior from 9:30 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 101 Frack St. Frackville, PA 17931-1734 or Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc. 25 East Main Street Schuylkill Haven PA 17972, to help defray the funeral costs.
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