Dr. Patricia Ann Martin, Warren, PA. died after a sudden illness while visiting her brother and sisterinlaw in San Diego, CA. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was born to the late Edward J. Martin and Marian Neurohr Martin Solomon on April 23, 1943 in Indiana, PA. Trish graduated from Warren High School in 1961. She received her undergraduate degree from Villa Maria College in 1965, her MA in Psychology from Gannon College and her doctorate degree in Education from John Hopkins University.
Trish entered into the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Erie, PA. in 1962 and became a teacher. In 1970 she left the order and moved to Baltimore to teach in the Baltimore Public School system. She was a counselor for the Union Memorial Nursing School for 14 years. She worked at John Hopkins University for over 15 years and retired as Director of Education and Health and Wellness in 2006. Following her retirement, Trish moved back to her hometown in Warren, PA.
Trish was a valued counselor and educator to hundreds of students over her professional career. She was a devout Catholic, and had a close relationship with the Carmelite Sisters in suburban Baltimore as well as the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, PA.
She was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish in Warren, PA.
Trish was an avid reader, and was knowledgeable about the events of our time that impacted the lives of individuals and families. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her large extended family and many friends. Trish touched the lives of countless people both professionally and personally and was always a thoughtful listener and adviser.
Trish is survived by her sisters, Mary Martin Geckle (Edward) of Cincinnati, OH., Barbara Solomon Hesse (Charles) of Chagrin Falls, OH., Maureen Solomon Sullivan of University Heights, OH., and her brothers, Captain Jerome Martin (Christine) of San Diego, CA., Thomas Martin (Veronica) of Chalfont, PA., Terrence Martin (Caroline) of Springfield, VA., Frank Solomon, Jr. (Judy) of Holidaysburg, PA., and Steven Solomon (Nancy) of Quarrysville, PA., 23 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. Martin in 1967, her mother, Marian Martin Solomon in 2004, and her stepfather, Francis P. Solomon in 2008.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Philip Oriole, Pastor of St. Lawrence R.C. Church, Albion, PA. and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, both officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 5031 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA. 165061249 or to the St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfunelhomeinc.com