Mary Jane Black

Birth Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 1924
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019

WOOSTER – Mary Jane Black, 94 of Wooster passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at West View Healthy Living.

She was born June 1, 1924 in Wooster, the daughter of Francis and Flo Baney Zarlengo.  She married Robert Black on July 18, 1945.  He preceded her in death on August 14, 1993.

Mary Jane had been an Administrative Assistant at the AAA in Wooster.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America, an avid bridge player (card shark), and a seamstress.  She had knitted a lot of memories for a lot of people and had quilted for all of her family.

Surviving are her children, Michael (Sharon) Black of Columbus, Patrick (Trice) Black and Jonathan (Carolyn) Black both of Wooster; grandchildren, Shannon Pyers, Nick Black, Heather Black, Lindsay Workman, Holly Henderson, Andy Black and Alison Keiner; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Elizabeth Pyers, Caroline Henderson, James and John Rockwood, Kash, Harper and Piper Workman and a brother, Stephen (Susan) Zarlengo of Wooster.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Richard Samide officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church.


Dear Pat I am sorry to hear that your mother passed.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to see that Mary Jane has passed . She was such a sweet lady. My sincere sympathy Pat, for you and your siblings
.May she rest in peace now without any pain

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary June touched the lives of many with her many talents. Our grandchildren and great grandchildren all received a "copy" of her teddybear and many delicious cookies.
You have our sincere sympathy.

Thinking of you at this time. Many fond memories of Mary Jane at the Club having dinner on Friday evenings. Such a sweet lady.

Sorry to hear of Mary Janes passing.
I always really liked her!
94! What a great life!
Thinking of you all.

Was sorry to hear about Mary Jane passing. We will miss her Keeping her family in my family's thoughts and prayers.

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Your entire family will be in my prayers.

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. She was a great lady and so very nice and kind. All of you are in our prayers and may God grant you peace and comfort at this very difficult time. Keep all the good memories of her close.

Dear Pat, Jon, Mike and Steve Z.; Very sorry to hear Mary Jane passed. A great gal and a great mother and sister. She will not be forgotten! God Bless all of you guys and your families.

John and Carolyn I am sorry to hear the loss of your mother prayers to you and your family!!!!!

Pat and family....

I was sorry to read of your Mom's passing. You were lucky to have had her around for as long as you did....but it is never easy to let them go, no matter what their age. I will be thinking and praying for you tomorrow.

Very sorry to here of the passing of Mary Jane. She will not be forgotten. A great gal and always pleasant and fun. Pat,Jon,Mike andSteve Z. God Bless keep her in your thoughts!

Just thinking about all the good times down at Odell lake with Bob & Mary Jane, Ed & Betty, and all the others. Many fond memories!!

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