Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Remembering My Aunt Mary Zagorsky Stitak Today

Sharing my Find A Grave memorial for my Aunt Mary Zagorsky Stitak who was born August 14, 1912.

My Aunt Mary was the best baker of cakes, nut and poppyseed rolls that I enjoyed eating so much!  She made her homemade chicken noodle soup with her own hand cut homemade noodles.  She was talented with crocheting afghans.  Later in her life she learned ceramics and created ceramic clocks, decorative wall Christmas trees, lighted glitter balls, and angel figurines.  She was a devout practicing Catholic all of her life who walked to church each morning before walking to her cleaning lady job for 17 years.  People like my Aunt Mary don't come along all that often, and I feel so blessed to have been her niece.

In this photo, my mother is standing to the left and my Aunt Mary to the right.  They were best friends as well as sisters, born about 2 years apart.  They could speak to each other in English, Polish or Slovak.