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“My deepest sympathy to Jim, Robert and their families. I remember Martha from my childhood as a lady who always seemed to be involved and was...Read More »
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Martha MacDowell (nee Kowalczyk), owner of MacDowell's Forest City Café and well-respected spiritualist minister, died peacefully Jan.12 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Jim; dear mother of Jim (Anne Perusek) and Robert (Eileen). Grandmother of Brandon, Connor and Dylan; daughter of Frances (nee Byczek). Preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters; survived by many nieces and nephews. An accomplished woman with many interests, she enjoyed travel, especially to Poland, her mother's birthplace. A reception celebrating Martha's life will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 from 2-6 at the Fortuna Funeral Home 7076 Brecksville Rd. Independence 44131.