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Martha Louise Kerr

Born: Thu., Jan. 29, 1925
Died: Mon., Jun. 13, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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Although we are sad to announce the passing of Martha Louise Sober Kerr, we are celebrating her wonderful 91 1/2 years of life. Martha went to be with her Lord and loved ones on Monday June 13th 2016 while in the company of family members, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia. Martha was born in Tarentum, PA on January 29, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Frances and Voss Sober. She was the product of 2 Polish immigrants and was very proud of her heritage. Martha was the widow of F. Louis Kerr who passed in 1982. Martha was a lifelong Freeporter. She was a 1942 graduate from Freeport High School and organized her class reunion for many years. Martha was a lifetime member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church Freeport and was a member of the choir for many years. She had worked as a clerk at Camerlo's Grocery Store and Camerlo's Deli Freeport., for over 20 years. She was a member of the "Greatest Generation", lived through the "Great Depression" and had been evacuated from her home by boat during the 1936 flood. During WWII she was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Allegheny Ludlum Steel #11 Shop. She volunteered with the Freeport Meals on Wheels and the St. Vincent DePaul store in Vandergrift for many years. Martha was a longtime member of the Freeport Vol. Fire Dept, Ladies Aux. Martha is survived by children: Colleen & Keith Crytzer, of Freeport, Cindy Gamblin & Greg, of Harwick, Cheryl Kerr & Russell Sharpsteen of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Louis & Brenda Kerr, of Pocasset, MA, Patrick & Shelly Kerr, of Freeport, Herbert & Eileen Kerr, of Allegheny Twp. and Terrence "Terry" Kerr, of Indiana, PA. Martha is also survived by her 13 lucky grandchildren; Matt & Jodi Crytzer, Gayle & Jason Furer, Casey & Mandy Crytzer, Zachary & Jenny Gamblin, Mallory Gamblin, Hadley Kerr, Sarah Kerr, Taylor & Ben Edwards, Allison & Greg Brenckle, Stephen Kerr & Kayla, Kayla & Matt Lang, Timothy Kerr and Tyler Kerr & Ashley. Martha is also survived by her 22 great grandchildren. Her brother and sisters in law, Herb & Mart Kerr, Gary & Dee Kerr and Jean Sober. Preceded by her brother John Sober and her 2 sisters, Helen Pesci and Virginia Petruzziello; sister-in-law Dorothy Macurdy; and her dear family friends, Wayne & Mary Catherine Ohl. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 15th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday June 16th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport at 11am with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial will be private at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Mother of God Church 608 High St. Freeport, PA 16229 or Freeport Vol. Fire Dept. 400 Market St. Freeport, PA 16229

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Gloria and John Foster
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
We are so so sorry for the passing of dear Martha! We rejoice that she is at rest with Jesus now, but so sad that those left behind grieve her loss.
Praying for each of you to know the Lord's comfort in special ways. May we all be the Lord's love to you!
Gloria and John and family

Debbie McIntyre
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Debbie McIntyre
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Rick & Debbie McIntyre

Eleanor Huth
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family of Martha. May God be with them in this time of great sorrow. I have known Martha all my life. She was beautiful person inside & out.
Martha will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Eternal Rest grant unto her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Rest in Peace dear Lady! Gone but never forgotten...

Dan and Anne Balint
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! She was a very sweet woman! May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you peace!

Paul White
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the entire Kerr family. I have fond memories of Martha, Louie and all of the wonderful children that they brought forth into this world. May Martha rest in God's eternal peace, and my He bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Denny & Patti Geary
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
We always felt blessed by Martha's presence; wherever and whenever we were with her. Our sympathies to the entire family.

Carla Dattalo Meert
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
It's been 50 years but I still remember you and Keith. Please accept my deep condolances on your mothers's passing. I read the obit and she was a remarkable lady. I hope you and your family find comfort in each other remembering the good times.

David Smiesko
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
Sending thoughts of sympathy and support to your family as you begin
your journey without your Mother, Martha.
Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.

Mindy Wirick (shock)
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
Pat and Shelly

So sorry for your loss.

I am thinking of you.

- mindy

Gary & Di Kerr
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
I was truly saddened to hear of Martha's passing. She will be truly missed, not only by her family but by her friends. Our sincere condolences go out to all her family members. She was a wonderful woman.

Kathy (Swartz) Risch
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
My deepest sympathies to the entire Kerr family. I can still remember my first job when I was in high school working at Camerlo's Market, Mrs. Kerr took me under her wing and taught me how to run the cash register. May she rest in peace!

Brent & Sally Ohl
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
So sorry to hear that Martha has passed away. The entire Kerr Family and especially Martha had a special place in the hearts of Wayne & Mary Catherine. Martha was a special lady. Our prayers and sympathy be with you all.

Judy and Larry Lutz
   Posted Wed June 15, 2016
Our very deepest sympathy to the Kerr family on the passing of your dear Mother and Grandmother, Martha. She was such a sweet lady and beautiful person that we know will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all with many prayers.

God bless,
Judy and Larry Lutz

Carole Triveri Bouchat
   Posted Thu June 16, 2016
Sorry to hear about your mother. I can still remember her as a young mother when we were little children, playing at your house! You got a goodie for a mom. May she rest in peace. Sending along thoughts and prayers.

Rick McConnell
   Posted Thu June 16, 2016
You all have my greatest sympathies. I'm sorry for your loss and the loss to all of us as another great American passes. God bless you all.

Boz McConnell

Karen Crissman
   Posted Thu June 16, 2016
To all the Kerr children and grandchildren, you have my deepest sympathy. Martha was such a special person and will be missed.

Carol Cyphert
   Posted Sun June 19, 2016
To Martha's family~~Martha was a friend to me from when I moved to this area in 1969. She was always sweet, kind, caring, thoughtful, and just the right amount of sassy when necessary. I loved her very much. I was able to visit with her at Concordia and when she would come to the Cabot UMC fish fries during Lent. I will miss her spirit, her joy, the twinkle in her eyes, and many other things about Martha. The world would be a far nicer place if we could have cloned her before we had to let her go. I am happy knowing that she is home with her heavenly Father and reunited with the husband she lost so many years ago. We were all blessed to have had her in or lives.

Sallie Thompson Lucchino
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Sending our deepest sympathy to Colleen and Keith and all the Kerr family. Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.... we know just how much you will miss her...but she will always be close in your hearts. May God bless you all.

Victor Rutkoski Jr.
   Posted Tue June 21, 2016
I have great sadness in my heart for the Kerr Family. I remember your mother as a good and beautiful woman.

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