Dolores Anita Maruna, age 88, passed away peacefully Nov. 1, 2020 at Ross Hospital in Columbus after a period of declining health. She was born March 5, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Gino and Norina Tubero. She married her husband Robert on Nov. 6, 1954. Bob swept Dolores off her feet by offering to push her on a swing at Trent playground and that was the beginning of their love story. They were days away from celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. After living in Cleveland and Canton, they eventually settled in Wooster, Ohio where Bob was hired to work for The Village Network.
In addition to being a devoted wife to Robert, Dolores was a beloved mother to her five children Robert (Marilyn), Karen (and the late Terry), Todd (Kimberli), Lynn (Bruce), Mark (Donna), adoring grandmother to her fifteen grandchildren Carli (Kevin), Scott, Kevin (MaryBeth), Matthew, Jacob, Alex, Max, Faith, Kaylie, Lauren, Brayden, Mia, Marcus, Caroline, Nathan; and two loving great grandchildren Ellie and Katelyn.
Dolores was always willing to give others the gift of her time. When she was raising her children, Dolores passionately supported them in every phase of their lives. She was their biggest cheerleader and later, their closest friend and advocate.
Our matriarch had a round table in her tiny kitchen where delicious meals were served and colorful stories flowed. All were welcome at that table. C’mon have a seat! There was always room to squeeze in another chair. Once seated, be prepared to stay awhile and know you will end up laughing till you cry. Dolores loved to laugh and was passionate about the details. You left her table full ¦in body and spirit.
When Dolores said her prayers each night, she reflected on how much she loved and appreciated God, family and friends. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster. As a volunteer for funeral luncheons, her signature cupcakes were a welcome addition to the table.
Dolores, it is your turn to sit at the table of the Lord. You will be missed beyond words.
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness! Matthew 25:23.
There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Village Network, 2000 Noble Drive, Wooster, OH 44691 (villagenetwork.org).
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
The Village Network, 2000 Noble Drive, Wooster, OH 44691 (the villagenetwork.ord).
Private family services will be held
No calling hours