BEACHWOOD — Martha W. Kircher (nee Lacik), age 89, died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014.
She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank and Susan Lacik.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Marion H. Kircher; and a brother, Frank M. Lacik Jr. Dear mother of Kathleen (Anthony) Guzzo and Theodore (Paula) Kircher. Five grandchildren, Fred, Amanda, Greg, Jennifer and Kristyn. Dear aunt to Frank M. III (deceased), Sue and Scott.
Martha attended John Adams High School and graduated in 1943. She received a B.A. in Education in 1966 from Kent State University and later in 1970 a Master's Degree in Education.
She taught special education, third, first and kindergarten grades within the Beachwood School System. She was honored in 1987 with an Education Excellence Award for 21 years of commitment, caring and dedication for her outstanding service in the field of education. She retired in 1991. Martha and husband Marion were world travelers and enjoyed gardening and beekeeping.
Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12th, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2154 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124. Entombment at Knollwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of Service, Saturday, at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Cleveland, Ohio 44122; Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110; or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, Iowa 50340-2018.
Online condolences at www.diciccoandsonsfh.com and starbeacon.com.