Mary M. “Marty” Zerbi (nee Berring), 81 of Solon, OH, formerly of Warren, OH and Marco Island, FL, departed this earth on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Born in Canton, OH, to parents Robert and Rita Berring, she was an extraordinarily loving mother, grandmother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and caring friend. She will be greatly missed.
Marty graduated from St. Vincent Charity School of Nursing in 1962, and later earned her B.A. degree from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She met her husband of 52 years, Dr. Paul G. Zerbi, while working as an operating room nurse in Canton, OH. So generous in spirit, it is not possible to list all the many people, organizations and causes she helped throughout her lifetime. She volunteered tirelessly and prayed daily for family, friends and peace. Marty was a shining light in this world who listened closely, cared deeply and shared selflessly. She led with faith, love, kindness, strength, humility, and her witty humor. An avid Cleveland sports fan, she rarely missed an Indians/Guardians game.
She is survived by her devoted three children, Paula (David) Reape of Shaker Heights, OH, Jane (fiancé Terry) of Sacramento, CA and Dominic (Heather) of Dublin, OH; six beloved grandchildren, Marisa Reape of Cincinnati, OH, Zachary and Joshua Reape of Shaker Heights, OH, Rosa Zerbi of Sacramento, CA and Katie and Emma Zerbi of Dublin, OH; adored brothers Terry (Pat) Berring and Robert (Leslie) Berring; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews and their children and families.
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 10:30 AM at St. Rita Catholic Church, 32820 Baldwin Road, Solon, OH 44139. Cremation and arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Donor Services |PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.Print This Obituary & Condolences