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Marlene A. "Marty" Kromar

November 20, 1935 — February 25, 2019

Marlene A. Kromar            “loving mother, grandmother, and daughter”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Marlene A. “Marty” Kromar, 83, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Portville, N.Y., passed away with her daughter by her side on Monday, February 25, 2019, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y.

Born on November 20, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Clarence L. Kelligan and Evelyn N. Stewart Kelligan Allen.  On May 24, 1980 in Coudersport, she married Henry S. “Hank” Kromar, who passed away on June 25, 2009.

Marty was a graduate of Coudersport High School.  She was employed as a manager at the former Farad Electronics Corporation in Coudersport. 

She was a former longtime resident of Coudersport.

Marty enjoyed reading and crocheting, and especially enjoyed playing the organ for her grandchildren.  She loved fishing, baking and cooking.  Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving besides her mother, Evelyn Allen, of Coudersport, are a daughter, Colleen M. (Walter) Ramsey of Oswayo; a son, Kevin Kohn of Texas; a step-daughter, Kathleen (Lynn) Lotter of Portville, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Kelly (Jay) Gooch, Jennifer (Gary) Merriman, and Harley (Kristen) Ramsey; two step-grandchildren, Preston Lotter and Chase Lotter; nine great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; a sister, Shirlee A. Leete, of Coudersport; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to her father and husband, Marty was predeceased by a brother, Keith C. Kelligan; and two sisters, Sheila Allen and Dorla Tucker.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 6pm on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, with Mrs. Kathryn Boyd, lay speaker of the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marty’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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