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Marty M. Robishaw, 74, of Kingsville, died Sunday, September 3rd, at Austinburg Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born August 21, 1943 in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of Morris and Doris (Stump) Nogal of North Kingsville. Her father was killed in a car accident when Marty was seven and she pretty much had to raise her three siblings because her mother had to work to support the family.
Marty was dedicated to education and her loving students. She was a 1961 graduate of Austinburg High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society; a 1966 graduate of Youngstown University in English and a 1965 graduate of Montreal University in Canada in French; and she received her Master's Degree in Education from Lake Erie College in Painesville. She taught English at Ashtabula High School; she started the Sheltered Workshop program at Happy Hearts School. She also taught English at Rowe Junior High in Conneaut and West Ave, Junior High in Ashtabula and Special Education at Chestnut Street Elementary in Ashtabula where she retired from. She also did Substitute teaching at Kingsville Elementary when her children were little. She also took continuing Education classes at Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus and Miami University of Ohio.
She was a fanatic about Genealogy Research, spending years doing research traveling to libraries and village halls around the country and traveling to Scotland twice and Ireland and England. The last trip, she and her husband took both of their children to Scotland because she wanted them to see where their great-great grandfathers came from.
She was a fabulous cook and baker: she loved to make pies for the church and firehouse dinners in Kingsville. She sewed, knitted, took care of her house and was always busy doing everything and never wanted to leave her house of 50+ years in Kingsville.
She met her husband, Ted H. Robishaw, when she went to Kingsville High School for the 10th and 11th grades. She married Ted on October 29, 1966, who survives her; also two children, Ted H. Robishaw, Jr of Marietta, GA and Jennifer L. (Shawn) Robishaw Kirk of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a granddaughter, Lily Greyce Kirk. Also an adopted daughter, Cristine Wernek of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil and Columbia, Maryland; her two children, Rodrigo Thompson and Genevieve Thompson both of Columbia, Maryland; a sister, Jerrian L. Nogal Massey of North Palm Beach, FL, a brother, Kenneth R. (Alana) Nogal of Jupiter Farms, FL, surviving nieces, Carrie (Frank) Nogal Foster of Jupiter, FL and Lori L. Robishaw of Old Lyme, CT; three surviving nephews, Bruce A. Robishaw of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Kevin M. Massey of North Palm Beach, FL and Garret Nogal in Jupiter, FL, and a special first cousin, Linda (Gary) Cork Van Buren of Kingsville. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Greydon M. Nogal.
Memorial service will be Saturday (Sept. 9th) at 12:00 noon at the Kingsville Presbyterian Church, 3056 West Main St. Kingsville with Pastor Bill Day Walt officiating. Burial will be in Lulu Falls Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Kingsville Presbyterian Church, 3056 West Main St. Kingsville, Ohio 44048 or to the Kingsville Fire Department, 3130 East Main St. Kingsville, Ohio 44048.
The family would like a special salute to Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center especially to nurse Steffanie for her caring touch for Marty for her last days here on earth.
"A Beautiful life"
A beautiful life
That came to an end,
She died as she lived, everyone's friend.
In our hearts a memory will always be kept,
Of one we loved, and will never forget.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory , 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Marty Robishaw family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at fleming-billman.com
Published on September 5, 2017
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