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April 10, 1952 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Marlene Marzoch, 71, of Port Vue passed away on January 20 after a courageous battle with uterine cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the time she passed.
Marlene was born on April 10, 1952, in Homestead, PA, to the late August B. Kertis and Mary (Kuzma) Kertis. After graduating from West Mifflin North in 1970, she went on to work as an administrative assistant at Pitt's School for the Blind. She then attended Median school and worked as a dental assistant for 10 years. During these years Marlene volunteered her time teaching CCD at Holy Trinity parish in West Mifflin. She was a lover of sports, especially Pitt basketball, the Pirates and Steelers.
In 1978, Marlene met her husband Jerome Marzoch and they wed in 1980, going on to have a daughter Melissa.
When Marlene had her first child she decided to dedicate her life to being an amazing mother. She was very involved with volunteer work at Saint Joseph Regional School in Port Vue, working in the preschool as well. She also was an involved band parent at South Allegheny High School. Marlene continued to be a rock to daughter Melissa, as she provided her constant support while attending The University of Pittsburgh.
Marlene was an avid gardener and lover of yard work. She also enjoyed spending time biking the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail with her husband, Jerome. She greatly enjoyed singing in the Mary Mother of God parish choir for 12 years. Marlene cherished being an aunt to her nephew, Shawn. What brought the greatest smile to Marlene's face were her 3 grandchildren, Gavin, Kinsley and Weston. She loved being a grandma and could be found enjoying time at Kennywood with them during the summer months.
Marlene is the beloved wife of Jerome Marzoch for 43 years and loving mother to daughter Melissa (Robert) Hickey of Warrington, PA. Her grandchildren Gavin, Kinsley, and Weston Hickey made her so proud. She is survived by her loving sister Marilyn Kertis-Cox, brother in law Michael Cox, and loving nephew Shawn Cox of State College, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Kuzma) Kertis, father August B. Kertis, and infant son Jerome Marzoch Jr.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Parting prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27, 2023, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Church of Mary Mother of God Parish. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.
A special thanks goes out to the providers at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital Gynecologic Oncology department and the nurses and staff at Amedisys Hospice for their care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society for continued research in the area of uterine cancer.