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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Martha A. (Maschari) Bertsch

Martha A. (Maschari) Bertsch, 79, residing in Sandusky, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Firelands Regional Medical Center after an unexpected illness.

Martha was born on December 17, 1937 in Sandusky, OH to the late Michael "Kelly" and Marie (Burrows) Maschari.

Martha was a graduate of Sandusky High School. She worked side by side with her husband, James to help shape their business, James A. Bertsch Jeweler. Martha was a member of St. Stephens United Church of Christ, member of the Sandusky Yacht Club Women's Auxiliary and former member of Plum Brook Country Club Ladies Auxiliary.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Jerry "Farmer") Herold of Sandusky; son, Mark (Julie) Bertsch of Huron; six grandchildren, Annamarie and Matthew Herold, Morgan and Elsa Bertsch, and Joshua and Spencer Van der Waarden; three great-grandchildren; sister, Sheila York of Sandusky; brother, Daniel R. Maschari of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Martha is preceded in death by her husband, James in 2015; son in infancy, Mathew and brother, Michael Maschari.

Friends may call on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am. Rev. Jerald Fenske will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Those wishing to contribute to Martha's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to St. Stephen UCC, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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