Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin

May 16, 1944March 4, 2018

Mary Ann Simon Martin (née Keidaisch) passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on March 3, 2018 in Cary, NC at the age of 73.

Mary Ann Martin is survived by her three children from her first marriage to Thomas A. Simon and their families: Tom Simon, his wife Kathryn, and their daughter Casey Simon of Cary, NC, Christine Weaver, her husband Steve of Greensboro, NC, and their children Ashley Weaver of St. Petersburg FL and Matthew Weaver of Washington D.C, and Michael Simon of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her four step-children from her second marriage to Jerald Martin: Lucinda Jacobs (Scott), Pamela Riggie (Roger), Jay Martin and Jeffrey Martin. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerald Martin of Wimauma, FL, her parents, George and Frances Keidaisch of Lansdowne, PA, and her sister Dee Strzelecki of Broomall, PA.

Mary Ann was born on May 16, 1944 in Upper Darby, PA to Frances and George Keidaisch. She earned her degree from Drexel University in education and taught home economics, cooking and sewing at Smedley middle school in the Chester Upland School district until she relocated to Murphy, NC in 1983 where she was the owner of Crafty Ladies. In 1988, she moved to Florida and worked for the University of South Florida as a librarian. She married Gerry Martin on July 4, 2000 on Sunset Beach in Longboat Key, FL. Mary Ann and Jerry made their home in Wimauma, FL where they established Martin Aviaries.

A memorial is scheduled for 4 pm on Saturday June 30, 2018 at the Dean Bond Rose Garden at the Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. The family will welcome guests at Barnaby’s Aston, 5501 Pennell Road, Media, PA after the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary Ann’s life. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in her honor to The National Heart Association or Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue.


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