Mary F. Fazara

December 01, 1917 ‒ September 15, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Mary Frances Fazara, age 97 of Marion, passed away on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at the Presidential Center in Marion surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on December 1, 1917 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Sebastian and Concetta (Codispoti) Britz.

Mary was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in the class of 1935.

She married Charlie Morbitt and later divorced. She married Joseph Fazara, who preceded her in death in 1986.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Morbitt Kirk; her grandchildren: Clint (Peg) Kirk, Mary Jo Minnich and Amy (Tim) Cantrell; great grandchildren: Susan (Tyson) Mohr, Kevin (Erin) Kirk, Joshua Votaw, Jason (Lynn) Votaw, Monica (Preston) Roberts, Jerrod (Adah) Votaw, Adam Cantrell and Lindsey Cantrell; 14 great great grandchildren; a sister Josephine Arthur; several nieces and nephews and a step-daughter Kay (Fazara) Smith and her family.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Fazara, her parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday September 18, 2015 at the Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM with a prayer service at 4PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at St. Mary Church, 251 North Main St., Marion at 10AM with Fr. Thomas Buffer officiating; Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Presidential Center of Marion.

The Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Mary’s family and condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • Mary & family, So sorry at the loss of your mother. I will always remember her when I visited in Marion with Rosie. She was a great lady, all of your sisters were and I will miss all of them. They were my connection to Somerset County while I was living in Marion. They were great friends and great people.

  • We are sorry for your loss. I know she was a very special woman to everyone! Prayers of comfort!
    Love and prayers,
    Ron and Karen

  • Aunt Mary will always hold a special part in my heart! I loved visiting her house as a young girl. More importantly, she had a beautiful spirt about her and always brought smiles to many! She could also win your heart in the kitchen too. I have so many memories from her kitchen table. I’m sure I gained a few pounds too! We definitely lost an amazing woman.