H. Maxine Molnar
April 16, 1940 ‒ January 21, 2016
H. Maxine Molnar, 75, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon January 21, 2016 in her Wesleyan Woods home. She was born on April 16, 1940 in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Samuel Barber and Hedvina (Rikosky) Barber and beloved sister of the late Vivian Stoy.
Maxine lived life to the fullest and was centered on family, friends, and service to others. She grew up and met the love of her life (the late Bob Molnar) in a small mining community during the late 1950’s in Western Pennsylvania. The young couple married, moved to the east coast for several years and eventually settled in the Delaware community in 1965 where they would raise three boys and build their lives together. Maxine spent the majority of her life taking care of others from birth to death including Bob and her parents, children, grandchildren and the community at large. She served the community throughout her daily life and served in several leadership capacities including President of Meals on Wheels, President of St. Mary School Board, and current member of the St. Mary Bereavement Committee among other organizations.
In addition to her extensive volunteer activity, Maxine thoroughly enjoyed her children and grandchildren and rarely missed an event or performance. She loved to cook and no one ever left her home hungry including her many dear friends from her long standing card club. She also loved to watch sports of any kind especially the Steelers, Buckeyes, and Cavaliers.
Left to cherish her memory are her three sons Robert Jr. (Shelley), Michael and Mark (Mary); six grandchildren Brittany, Bobby and Christy (Ratliff) of central Ohio and Joseph, Daniel and Margaret of Cleveland and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. In addition to her parents and sister, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Robert Nicholas Molnar Sr.
The family will receive friends on Monday January 25, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where a vigil of prayer service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. James Black officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee will host a luncheon in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room immediately following the burial.
Contributions in Maxine’s memory may be made to the St. Mary School Tuition Fund.
To share a fond memory of Maxine or to offer condolences to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com