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Mary Jean Torchia

March 27, 1958 - September 03, 2023


Obituary For Mary Jean Torchia

Of Newark, OH, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Loving wife of Ross Falvo; daughter of the late Richard and Mildred Torchia; sister of Richard (Irene) Torchia, Cathy (Doug Hamby) Moore and Dan (Kandis) Torchia. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary graduated from Newark Senior High School, Muskingum University and Medical College of Ohio At Toledo. In professional practice, Mary specialized in anesthesiology and pain management. She did private practice in Pittsburgh, PA for much of her career followed by a long stint as a resident anesthesiologist at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, OH. Throughout her professional life, Mary also participated in numerous mercy missions as part of a team to provide medical care to patients in underdeveloped countries in Africa and in Central and South America. Her professional and personal lives have been ones of giving to and caring for others.

Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 9:00. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Teresa of Kolkata Parish, Church of the Resurrection at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Mercy Ships, P.O. Box 1930, Garden Valley, TX 75771 (www.mercyships.org)

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  • January 01, 2024

    I was sad to hear of Mary's passing. We were running buddies at Muskingum College. We logged in many miles on the hills around New Concord during late night study breaks.

  • September 12, 2023

    No words can express how much Dr Torchia will be missed. What an awesome doctor and friend I have lost!! She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and/ or working with her!! Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May Jehovah keep her in His memory. Much love Donna Bragg

  • September 09, 2023

    I met Mary in girl scouts, her mother was a troup leader. We were friends in Jr high. Last time i saw her was 2 years ago. I am sad at her passing. My condolences to Cathy and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace.

  • September 08, 2023

    Dan and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Andy Canepa

  • September 07, 2023

    I met Mary through her husband Ross; she was so very gracious and it was clear to me that she was a kind and warm person from the way she treated me from the first moment she met me. It's such a terrible loss that she is gone but the memories of all her kindnesses will linger forever. She will always be with us in spirit; God bless you, Mary!!! Signed: Ross' cousin Laura Falvo (who is very honored to have met her)

  • September 07, 2023

    Mary has been in our lives since childhood on Buckeye Ave in Newark. We are very saddened of her passing, and extend our Sincerest Sympathy to Rick, Cathy and Danny, plus extended family. I will personally miss the subtle Browns vs Steelers exchanges. May the souls of the Faithful departed Rest In Peace - Amen. A donation has been made to Mercy Ships in her name from the Pyles Family (Barb, Beth and John).

  • September 07, 2023

    Knew Mary while she worked at LMH in Newark, OH. Always very kind and generous. Despite her love of Pittsburgh sports teams, we got along well. Sad to hear of her passing.

  • September 07, 2023

    I worked with Mary early in my career at The Uniontown Hospital. She was always cheerful, helpful, and wonderful to work with. My deepest condolences for her surviving family.

  • September 07, 2023

    Saddened to hear of Mary's passing. I worked with her at Licking Memorial and truly enjoyed her passion. Sincerely, Kristi Blust

  • September 06, 2023

    Dr Torchia was an amazing woman. I was honored to work with her at Licking Memorial, she was so kind and a great teacher. Rest easy Doc. Prayers for her family and friends, she will be missed. Liz

  • September 06, 2023

    Dr. Torchia was an exceptional physician who was very kind and compassionate to every patient she cared for in our Maternity Department at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. I was very fortunate to have known her and worked with her in Labor & Delivery. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to her family. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Mary. ----Rita Huston

  • September 06, 2023

    We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of our friend Mary All our thoughts and prayers are for Ross and the family Mary will always be in our hearts We will always remember all the good moments we had with her Victor and Sabine

  • September 06, 2023

    Blessings of comfort and togetherness for Mary's family. She was a true servant who always went above and beyond. We will miss her visits to SC dearly. Rest your soul, Mary, and spread your wings over us every chance you have.

  • September 05, 2023

    Siamo grati per averti conosciuta e amata. Ora che sei nella pace degli angeli, prega per Ross e per tutti noi. Riposa in pace dolce e cara Mary. Ci mancherai tantissimo. Ti voglio bene.

  • September 05, 2023

    Dr Torchia was a wonderful person and I am glad to have known her. She treated everyone with kindness and respect. As a Licking Memorial employee I know many here are sad to say goodbye.

  • September 05, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy to Ross and the Torchia family at this time of terrible loss. Mary, along with Ross, was such a source of caring to Beth and Gary during their difficult times. We pray that Mary is at peace, resting in the loving arms of our Lord. Mary & Bud Stevens

  • September 04, 2023

    Prayers with you. Will miss you even though we were not always in touch but have loved you as Rich's youngest daughter since you were born. And when became a doctor my mom was thrilled. Rest in peace.