Florence E. Martiny, formerly a longtime resident of Allegany, passed away Monday (May 26, 2014), at Lutheran Social Services in Jamestown.
Born May 8, 1919, in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of George and Signa Tuveson Schreiber, Sr. On June 18, 1941, in Allegany she married Edward F. "Red" Martiny Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1995.
Mrs. Martiny graduated from Allegany High School and attended Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo for two years. From 1948 until 1967, she and her husband owned and operated the Model T. Inn in Derrick City, Pa. She later worked for AlleCatt Asphalt Co. in Allegany, N.Y., West State Hardware in Olean, N.Y., and served as bookkeeper for the Allegany American Legion.
Florence was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford, Pa., and St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany, N.Y. She served as president of the local Bradford Chapter of the Valparaiso Guild for Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. While living in Allegany, N.Y., she enjoyed memberships in the Sixty Plus Club, Birch Run Country Club and Allegany Central School Sports Booster Club. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing euchre and bingo.
Florence is survived by one son, Edward F. Martiny Jr. of Lakewood, N.Y.; two daughters: Christine (Joel) Thompson of Emporium, Pa., and Jill (Steve) Pollard of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three grandchildren: Jordan Thompson of Emporium, Pa., Christopher Martiny of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Robert Martiny of Lakewood, N.Y; one brother, George Schreiber Jr. of Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice Latham of Carleton, Texas; and her daughter-in-law, Susan Martiny of Lakewood, N.Y.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private with burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Pastor Dan Rumfeldt of Lutheran Social Services will officiate. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. On-line condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneral home.com.