Marianne Elizabeth Saunders, 69 of Uniontown passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on March 9, 2023.
Marianne was born on November 15, 1953, to Anthony and Elizabeth (Christovich) Bartock Sr. in Uniontown Pennsylvania. After graduating from Laurel Highlands Senior High School in 1971, she went on to work for Fayette County Assistance Office for 35+ years and held many offices in her local union. Marianne’s true love of work and passion came from the people and the amazing friendships she made while working at AFSCME, as a staff representative for District Council 84 for 10+ years before retiring in 2014. After retirement, she became a member of the AFSCME Retiree Subchapter 8402 where she was elected as the treasurer. Marianne has put her heart and soul into strengthening the Labor Movement Council and being there for all of the members. She was recognized in 2015 for her work when she was inducted into the Washington-Greene Central Labor Council Labor Hall of Fame.
In the early 1980’s, Marianne decided to dedicate her life to being not only a great employee but to taking on the most rewarding job, a mother. She was the mother to Jennifer and Christopher. She raised her children with love and devotion in Uniontown with her family by her side. She was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew them knew that she was a star in their eyes, and that’s all that ever mattered to her.
Marianne was passionate about being a mom, Gaga, sister, aunt, and friend. She was also an avid gambler and enjoyed many trips with her best friend Janet Meider to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Some of her most memorable moments happened with her grandchildren on family vacation.
Marianne was preceded in death by her loving father Anthony Bartock Sr., her loving mother Elizabeth (Christovich) Bartock, and nephew Eric Floyd. She is survived by her sister Rosalie (Larry) Shotter Sr. and Anthony Jr (Betty) Bartock. Her loving children Jennifer (Michael) Helms of Connellsville, PA. and Christopher (Christina) Saunders of Connellsville, PA. Her grandchildren Christian Saunders, Kadance Mickey, Cameron Mickey, and Colin Mickey. Grand furbabies Benji, Cooper, and ClarkeHer nieces and nephews; Melanie (Jamie) Wass, Larry Shotter Jr, Lianne (Christopher) Lewis, Angela (Adam) Landrin, and Anthony III (Leslie) Bartock. Great nieces and nephews, Mathew, Karly, Adam and Ryan Wass, Ian and Olivia Landrin, Ryan and Gracie Lewis, Caleb, Kellan, and Eastan Bartock. Long time best friend Janet Meider.
Family would love to give a special thanks to WVU Medicine Hospice Care for the best care and the compassion they showed during this time. We especially want to give a big thank you to Melissa Copenhaver, RN, who is not only a fantastic nurse but became part of the family.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, HOPWOOD, PA., Monday March 13, 2023 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm and Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 9:30am for prayers of transfer followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations to Anthony Bartock Sr. Memorial Charity Golf Outing . Make checks payable to “Tony Bartock” Sr. Mem. Charity Golf Outing”, and mail to 709 Isabelle Road Connellsville, Pa 15425.
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