H. Maxine Molnar

April 16, 1940 ‒ January 21, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

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

  • I am Sheila and Paul Conners’ niece from Pittsburgh. Maxine was a great lady who always welcomed you like you were one of her own. It was always a delight when I would visit Delaware and get a chance to see Maxine. We may not have seen each other for years, but it was like we never missed a beat. She will be missed, but always in our hearts. May her memory be eternal.

    Nina Abraham

  • Dear Mark, Mary, and Molnar family?

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May the Dear Lord bless her and her beautiful and keep you all in the palm of His hands.

    Prayers and love to all

    Dave and Kathy McGuirk

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Maxine was a wonderful neighbor and friend for many years. God bless you all.

  • Bob, Mike, and Mark, your mom really was a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. The childhood memories I have of your houses on Troy Road and Somerset Road are filled with her loving personality, and I can still almost taste her cooking even though it has been decades.
    Michael “J” Cooney and family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I have memories of Maxine all through my childhood and adult life. She was such a strong, yet loving woman. Whether she was cooking at Meals on Wheels, out and about picking up a granddaughter at school or visiting her husband in the hospital, wherever I ran into her, she always had a big smile and a warm heart as a greeting. I know she will be greatly missed on this earth.

  • Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother (mother in law) and grandmother! “Mrs. Molnar” was a second mother to many of us growing up. I graduated St. Mary with Mark back in the day! I also lived many years in the neighborhood Wesleyan Woods where many friendships were formed. She was a lovable being and I’m sorry to hear of her passing. May you all cherish the incredible memories. All my best! Kelly O’Neill Fortner from Buffalo, NY.