Martha Rickey Recchie, age 88, passed peacefully with her family present January 10, 2013 at Mt. Carmel East Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1924, Martha was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School '42, attended Miami University and received her Bachelor's degree from St. Mary's of the Springs '46 and a Master's degree from The Ohio State University '70.
She went on to become a professor in the Fine Arts Department at Ohio Dominican College, an interior designer and a field editor for Meredith Publishing.
She served as a member of the board of ODU's Phoenix Society and the Alumni Council and was a recipient of the 1990 Outstanding Alumni Award from Ohio Dominican College.
A lifelong student of art, furnishings and architecture she loved to travel the world with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Anna Rickey and Benjamin D. Rickey and her eldest son James B. Recchie.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph J. Recchie Sr.; and her three children, Nancy A. Recchie (Jeffrey Darbee), Joseph J. Recchie (Larke Recchie), Ralph Recchie (Lindsay Recchie); and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will be receiving friends and loved ones at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. Broad St. on Sunday, January 13 from 2-5 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Catharine Parish, 500 South Gould Rd., Bexley, Ohio at 11 a.m. Monday, January 14.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from January 12 to January 13, 2013.