First Posted: 3/9/2008
Zita Martin, 78, of Luzerne, died March 6, 2008 at General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Swoyersville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Zalonis Slakish. She attended Swoyersville schools. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, and its Altar and Rosary Society, and past member of the Luzerne Lions Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Martin; brothers Joseph, Peter, Vincent, Charles and sisters Stella Buscavage and Clara Agresti.
Surviving are brother Alfred Slakish, New Kensington, CT; nieces Patricia J. Lipo, Dallas; Carla Finn, West Pittston; Janet Flock, Swoyersville; Debbie Lyons, Luzerne; nephews Gregory Martin, Haddonfield, NJ; and Douglas Martin, Cincinnati.
Memorial Mass was March 8 in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Entombment, Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA. Condolences can be sent to