Marla Schmader

YOUNGSTOWN – Marla Schmader, 62, died early Saturday morning, May 3, 2014, at Omni Manor Health Center following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Marla was born June 5, 1951, in Cleveland, the daughter of Richard and Ruth Matteson Schmader.

She was an insurance broker, owning and operating her own company, Advanced Employee Benefits, for many years.

Marla was a member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown.

She leaves her daughter, Gretchen Ratliff of Columbus; her son, John Skopic of Youngstown; her parents, of Youngstown; a brother, Fred Schmader of Austintown; a sister, Karen Schmader of Austintown; and four grandchildren.

Her husband, David Skopic preceded her in death. A granddaughter is also deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngstown.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. with a Divine Liturgy at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.