Margaret Elizabeth Tranovich

June 21, 1924 - November 23, 2011

06/21/1924 - 11/23/2011

Past Services

Friday November 25, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Saturday November 26, 2011
10:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Saturday November 26, 2011
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Margaret Elizabeth Tranovich age 87 of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, quietly passed away with her family on Wednesday November 23, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born on June 21, 1924 in Bellaire, Ohio to the late Charles and Sophie Popovich Robatisin.

She was a graduate of St. Johns High School and Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse who served as a cadet nurse in World War II, worked private duty and later in life served as an industrial nurse for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel.

A devout Catholic, she faithfully attended mass daily at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio until she moved to Columbus to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and American Legion Post 52 Auxiliary in Bellaire.

Margaret was a kind, loving and generous person, her memory will remain in the hearts of all who loved her forever.

Her beloved husband, John, brothers, John and Michael Robatisin, sister, Mary Baitinger and brother-in-laws, Ferdenand Baitinger and Charles Katona preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother and is survived by her children, Drs. Michael Donna Tranovich, Dr. John Beth Tranovich, Dr. Mark Sharon Tranovich, Julie Robert Dolin, James Tranovich, Marlene Rick Fields, Martin Sue Tranovich and Jason Dr. Virginia Tranovich, seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as, her sister, Irene Katona, her brother, Charles Frances Robatisin and her sister-in-law, Eleanor Robatisin.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 6p.m.-9p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire. Funeral Liturgy with Mass 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Catholic Church Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Interment in Mt Calvary Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil service 8:30p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to St. John Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Jerry Tranovich
8 years ago

Aunt Marge is a beautiful person, and she’ll never really be gone. She lives in each of you. I will always smile when I think of her and treasure her memory. God Bless you all.

In sympathy,


Jerry & Sonja Tranovich

Her Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away,

her journey’s just begun,

Life holds so many facets,

this earth is only one,

Just think of her as resting,

from the sorrows and the tears,

In a place of warmth and comfort,

where there are no days or years,

Think how she must be wishing,

that we could know today,

How nothing but our sadness,

can really pass away,

And think of her as living,

in the hearts of those she touched,

For nothing loved is ever lost,

and she was loved so much.

Holly Kuntz
8 years ago

Dr. T

I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time.

Vince Gianangeli
8 years ago

Jim and Family:

I just read of your mother’s passing, and would like to offer my condolences. I hope you are comforted in knowing that she is in heaven, and you will be with her again some day.

Lisa Fox
8 years ago

Mark & Family,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept my sympathies.

Jacki Bell
8 years ago

Marlene–I am so sorry about your mother’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family. My love to you, Rick, and the kids. Jacki and Andy

Steve & Carolyn Tranovich
8 years ago

To the Tranovich family,

We just heard about Aunt Marge passing and are very sorry for your loss. I always loved visiting your home as a child and have many fond memories of Aunt Marge and Uncle John. You and they are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

Steve & Carolyn Tranovich