Martinovich, Irene Mary, 96, Richland Township, passed away June 24th, 2023 at Cambridge Ebensburg Senior Living. Born October 13th, 1926 in Johnstown, daughter of the late Pete Sr. and Florence (Hovraluck) Holubz. Preceded in death by loving husband, Pete Martinovich; daughters, Dianne Maser and Pani Patricia Ward; granddaughter, Amanda Maser; brothers, Michael Hollis; Stephen, Paul and Pete Holubz Jr.; baby sister, Fern Ann Holubz; sons in law, David Maser and Father William Ward; also by special friend, Reta Zlater. Survived by loving daughter, Kathy Urban (Edward); grandchildren, Zachary Maser (Elizabeth), Christian Ward (Codi), Jerimiah Ward, (Amanda), Gabrielle Ward, and Jonathan Ward (Molly); great grandchildren, Annabel Maser, Alana Maser, Cade Krouse, Ceda Krouse-Ward, Caly Ward, Colt Ward and Henry Ward; also by goddaughter, Pani Deborah Zak (Fr. Michael); and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was a graduate Registered Nurse from Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital school of Nursing, after graduating she served as a Cadet Nurse during WWII. She worked in Aspinwall Veterans Hospital, Conemaugh, Mercy and Lee Hospitals during her career. Irene was the commander of DAVA Chapter 2 AUX for 9 years, and District 5 for 3 years. Irene was a member of the Retired Nurses, Senior Citizens, SOAR and St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. She enjoyed doing ceramics, canvas and cross stitch in honor of her Ukrainian heritage. She always told the story of her parents immigration from Ukraine and won many Red and Blue ribbons from her Ukrainian designed ceramics. She won a judges award for best out of 250 entries for one big egg with 73 Ukrainian easter eggs "pysanky." painted on it. She painted and donated these eggs also to the church Sunday school. She sewed everything from Cassocks to her daughter's clothing and Halloween costumes for the grandchildren. Irene was always a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A mother of 3, grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 7 who all brought her joy. Above all she loved her husband Pete so dearly, who was her best friend ever. She was also a skilled gardener, baker, cook and candymaker. Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 27th from 2 to 8 p.m. at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home of Johnstown, where Parastas will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends received for Panachida to begin 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 28th at the funeral home with Fr. Michael Zak, procession immediately following to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, St. Clair Road for Divine Liturgy to begin at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) with Rev. Presbyter, Dragan Vukovic and Fr. Michael Zak. Committal to follow at Grandview cemetery. www.kennedycarefh.com.