TRANOVICH, Margaret Elizabeth, 87, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, quietly passed away with her family on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born on June 21, 1924 in Bellaire, Ohio to the late Charles and Sophie Popovich Robatisin.

She was a graduate of St. Johns High School and Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse who served as a cadet nurse in World War II, worked private duty and later in life served as an industrial nurse for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel.

A devout Catholic, she faithfully attended mass daily at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio until she moved to Columbus to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and American Legion Post 52 Auxiliary in Bellaire.

Margaret was a kind, loving and generous person. Her memory will remain in the hearts of all who loved her forever.

Her beloved husband, John; brothers, John and Michael Robatisin; sister, Mary Baitinger; and brother- in-laws, Ferdenand Baitinger and Charles Katona, preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother, and is survived by her children, Drs. Michael (Donna) Tranovich, Dr. John (Beth) Tranovich, Dr. Mark (Sharon) Tranovich, Julie (Robert) Dolin, James Tranovich, Marlene (Rick) Fields, Martin (Sue) Tranovich and Jason (Dr. Virginia) Tranovich; 17 grand children; and four great grandchildren, as well as her sister, Irene Katona, her brother, Charles (Frances) Robatisin and her sister- in-law, Eleanor Robatisin.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 6 -9 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th St., Bellaire. Funeral Liturgy with Mass 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Catholic Church Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil service 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to St. John Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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