AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Maria Teutsch peacefully went home on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2011, following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Waltersdorf, Transylvania, Rumania, the oldest child of Michael and Maria Schuller Pfingstgraef.
During World War II, she and her family were displaced to Austria. In February of 1950, she left her family in Austria to come to the United States with her husband.
Maria worked for Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Mangie and Alice Handel.
Maria was a former member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church and a current member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, where she faithfully attended church until her heart attack in July. She was also a member of the Saxon Club Ladies Lodge 22, the Saxon Retirees and an active participant in all their activities.
Her husband, Martin, whom she married Feb. 6, 1930, died on Jan. 24, 1986, after nearly 56 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by two infant daughters; her parents; brothers, Michael and Martin; and a sister, Katharina Boehm, all of Europe.
She is survived by her sons, Martin (Mary) Teutsch of Aylmer, Ontario, Michael (Margaret) Teutsch of Canfield, Ohio; daughters Maria Remner (John) Stacey of Canfield, Ohio and Katharina Raiger Paparone of Moorestown, N.J.; and grandchildren Michael (Regina) Teutsch of Canfield, Lisa (Mike) Marucci of Salem, Stephen (Kelly) Remner of Macomb, Mich., Eric (Shelly) Remner of New Springfield and Christine (Marshall) Rupert of Canfield. She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren, Michael and Jordan Teutsch, Samantha and Alexis Marucci, Justin and Lucas Remner, Jordan Peshek, Taylor Remner, and Ashley and Addison Rupert.
Friends may call today, Sept. 23, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anstrom-Velker Funeral Home and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Internment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Bethel Lutheran Church or the Saxon Club Memorial Fund.