Martha F. (Opalka) Koral

November 16, 1919 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 102)


Koral – Martha F. (nee Opalka)

On May 13,2022 Martha got her wings and went to walk with the angels. She was 102 years old.

Born in Herrings, New York on November 16, 1919, the third daughter of her parents, John and Mary. She joined her older sisters, Jennie and Helen and eventually two other sisters, Clara and Eva joined the family and last but not least, her brother, Joseph. The family ultimately moved to Syracuse, NY.

After graduation from High School, she applied to Nursing School at Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, NY ultimately graduating with the Class of 1944. That time of her life was always talked about with great fondness in terms of her career and lifelong friends that were made there. 

In 1948 she met the love of her life, Edmund E. Koral.  They married on November 6,1948 and celebrated 45 years of marriage before his death in 1994.

They welcomed their daughter Susan in 1949, son Edmund (Leslie) in 1951, and son John (Susan) in 1958. She is survived by all.

Martha is also survived by grandchildren Michael (Gina), Amy (Gary), Alexis, C. J. (Veronica), Jessica, and Kristen.

In the last 2 years she welcomed her first great grandchildren Lucy, Oliver, and Willow Martha.

She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great grand nephews and nieces.

Martha assisted her husband running his business until his retirement. They enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and Colorado.

Private service will take place May 17,2022 with a Celebration of Life to take place in the future.




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