WAYT, Maria Celeste 92, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Ohio.
She was born June 18, 1921 in Glen Robbins, Ohio, a daughter of the late Andrew and Maria Pohansenik Skalos.
Maria was a 1941 graduate of the Martins Ferry Hospital's Ruth Brandt School of Nursing, and retired after a 50-year career as a registered nurse. She worked at the Bellaire City Hospital, Shadyside Clinic, the Ormet Corporation and the Shadyside Care Center. She was a member of St Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio, where she was a member of the choir.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, James Boyce Wayt, two brothers, John Skalos and Andrew "Duke" Skalos, a sister, Pauline McGlamery.
Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen M. Ferguson of Shadyside, Ohio; Christine C. Wayt of Shadyside, Ohio; Constance J. (Michael) Vucelich of Knoxville, TN and Mary Sue (Nicholas) Fasano of Brooklyn, NY; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Maria was a devoted mother to her four daughters, a caretaker to her own father and mother-in-law in her Shadyside home until both of their deaths.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to, the Belmont County Animal Rescue League and Shelter, 45244 National Road St Clairsville, OH 43950.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.