Theresa M. Martha Friday, August 8, 1930 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Theresa M. Martha, 86, of Philipsburg, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Windy Hill Village PSL, Philipsburg. Born August 8, 1930 in Throop, PA, she was the daughter of Andrew George “James” & Charlotte (Brucher) Solava. Theresa was a 1948 graduate of Philipsburg High School and had worked at the former McCrory’s 5 & 10 and Charles Navasky Clothing Co. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Philipsburg, and was on the trustee committee and the Presbyterian Women’s Auxiliary. On August 15, 1950 in Winchester, VA, she married John J. Martha, who passed away January 21, 1985. Theresa is survived by a daughter Mary Jane Johnson and her husband Jeffrey of California; a Daughter in Law Lillian Martha of Texas; five grandchildren Darcy, Jennifer, Joshua, Marcus and Michael; a great grandchild; and two sisters Irene Butler of Florida and Jean Frazer of Texas. In addition to her parents and husband Theresa was preceded in death by a son John L. Martha, two brothers Lawrence Solava and James Solava and two sisters Clara Marin and Frances Botwright. A funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 E. Presqueisle St. Philipsburg on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kelly Hopper officiating. Burial will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, on Thursday, November 17 from 6 until 8 pm. Memorial Contributions in Theresa’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 509 E. Presqueisle St. Philipsburg, PA 16866. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Go softly now, on wings of wind, with steps that leave no trail in the morning dew.

Drift quietly away, and join the light that burns my heart and sears my soul.

Lift up and fly! And tarry now, but leave the pain and vanish from this heavy place.

Go softly now on wings of wind, reach out and touch eternal light awaiting your sweet soul.

My thoughts and prayers to Theresa's family, may she rest in eternal peace. Sleepy Hollow will miss a great neighbor and friend.