Born: April 14, 1933
Died: October 18, 2013
Martha L. Durkot, 80
BOARDMAN There will be a Panachida service Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the
Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10
a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, celebrated by the Rev.
Christopher Burke, for Martha L. Durkot, 80, who passed away Friday evening
at her home with her loving family by her side.
Martha was born April 14, 1933 in Youngstown, a daughter of Adolph and
Gabriella Hrutka Gasper.
She was a South High School graduate and attended Youngstown College. Martha
worked for Automatic Sprinkler and then became a devoted homemaker and
mother. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and loved
to travel with her daughter, Mo, to visit the sisters in New York and
Her husband, Michael, whom she married Aug. 4, 1964, passed away Dec. 25,
She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Michelle (Ken) Kitt of
Cave Creek, Ariz., Marcia ³Mo² Durkot, with whom she made her home and
Natasha (Rocco) LaVolpa of Boardman; two grandsons, Anthony LaVolpa and her
pride and joy, Rocco LaVolpa; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward
(Marie) Gasper, Carl Gasper and Richard (Clara) Gasper; and three sisters,
Theresa Victor, Dorothy Turkovic and Elsie Gavini; a nephew, Richard Myers;
and two nieces, Ramona Turkovic and Debra Gasper.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home in
There will be a Parastas service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Material tributes can be made in Martha¹s memory to Sister Servants of Mary
Immaculate, 125 Sister Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY 10974; or to Sisters of
St. Basil the Great, Mt. St. Macrina, 500 West Main St., Uniontown, PA
15401; or to Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth,