MARTHA K. SCHABERL(nee Minut) age 94, beloved wife of the late Ernest C.; loving mother of the late Barbara Abate (husband Donald) and James (wife Karen); devoted grandmother of Alison Alfieri (husband Daniel), David Abate (wife Tina), Matthew Abate (wife Esther), Michael Abate (wife Kacie), Thomas Schaberl (wife Marissa), and great-grandmother of ten (10); cherished daughter of the late Milton and Martha (nee Leuschner) Minut; dearest sister of the late twin Marie Zugel, late Leroy Minut and late Stanley Minut, late Arlene Spencer, and late Edward Minut; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Martha graduated from Westlake High School with her twin sister, Marie, in 1944. A regular participant in Twinsburg’s annual Twins Day Festival, she and her twin also won a contest at Stillman Theater in Cleveland looking the most like the Wilde Twins who played in the movie “Twice Blessed”. In fact, she and her sister dressed alike until they each got married in the same year (1947)!
After graduation from high school, Martha worked at the Ohio Bell Telephone company and eventually married Ernest Schaberl on November 8th, 1947. The couple enjoyed a nearly 62-year marriage!
An avid bowler, Martha could often be found socializing with friends while simultaneously knocking down countless pins in alleys across Northeast Ohio.
Martha loved attending the annual summertime Family Reunions and could be found adorned in a fashion-forward outfit, complete with perfectly coordinated accessories.
Later in life, she belonged to the Richmond Heights Senior Citizen Club and the Richmond Heights Garden Club for over 40 years. Martha was quite active in both clubs, holding the position of Vice President in each and coordinating numerous luncheons and programs.
Some of her favorite interests were gardening, quilting, word search, bingo, pen pal correspondence along with creating a plethora of colored pencil masterpieces. Her fondness for bowling also carried over as she picked up the Nintendo Wii version. Legend has it that she still holds the single game high score at two separate facilities. Needless to say, she was typically selected first when assembling teams!
Martha was especially fond of writing letters and had a knack for spreading joy through her many greeting cards.
It was said of Martha that she always had a friendly smile, and anything that she could do for others, she would do.
In parting she says, “Love you all!”
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Martha to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH, 44192. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-LYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS. Online obituary and guestbook at www.DeJohnCares.com.
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