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Martha M. Corson

January 20, 1925 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

Corson,
Martha M.

Age 95 of Oakmont, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.   Beloved wife of the late Henry Corson and the late Paul Rotzler; loving mother of Henry Carter Corson, Jr. Of Oakmont and Reid Rotzler (Anne) of New Kensington; loving grandmother of Reid Rotzler, Jr. and Paul (Breannah) Rotzler and six great grandchildren, and sister of  the late Paul Morrill.  Martha was a talented artist from an early age.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Carnegie Technical Institute.  While there, she shared the prestigious Martin B. Leisser Award with fellow art student Andy Warhol and accepted an artist’s residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting in Maine.  She later worked for Ketchum McCloud and Grove designing fashion figures for Esquire magazine.  After obtaining her teaching certificate, she taught in the Pittsburgh Public schools and for many years at the Fox Chapel Country Day School.  Martha continued painting, making doll houses from scratch, creating art on the computer and using any medium that sparked her interest.  A member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, past President of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters, past President of the Oakmont Garden Club and a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, she has exhibited in shows at Penn State New Kensington, the Westmoreland Museum of Art and at various private galleries.  Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the English Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Avenue Oakmont, Pa 15139.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Oakmont Presbyterian Church. Everyone please meet at church.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 31, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
English Funeral Home
378 Maryland Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

Visitation
Monday
August 31, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
English Funeral Home
378 Maryland Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 1, 2020

10:00 AM
Oakmont Presbyterian Church
415 Pennsylvania Ave.
Oakmont, PA 15139

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
September 1, 2020

Mt. Hope Cemetery
12707 Frankstown Road
Penn Hills, PA 15235

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