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Mary Bliss

September 27, 2012
Salem News

ALLIANCE - Mary Bliss, 97, of Alliance, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus, and her loved ones on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at 12:15 a.m.

She was born on May 1, 1915 to Mary and Nicholaus Cicio in Patton, Pa.

She lived her life as close to the Lord as she could. Her greatest joys were to cook and care for her family, to recite Psalms from the Bible and Bible stories, play the piano and sing wonderful hymns that talk about the Lord's mercy and faithfulness. Also, relaying her life stories that proved how loving and faithful the Lord had been to her.

Mom's sweetness and love for her family will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Bliss of Alliance and Sylvia (Bob) Mills of Canton; a sister, Katherine Cicio of Saltsburg, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved doggies, Sofee and Suree.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Edgar J. Bliss on Aug. 10, 1979; an infant son, Ritchie Bliss; her parents; a sister; an infant sister; and three brothers.

The family will receive friends at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 from noon to 1 p.m.

Her Heaven-going service will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Francis Burkhart and Rev. Delaney Kaiser, co-officiating.

Interment will follow at Alliance City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri County Church of God, 139 South Broadway Avenue Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at


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