Martha T. Psarras
Martha T. Psarras
  • September 21, 1926 - June 2, 2017
  • Apex, North Carolina

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Martha T. Psarras, 90, of Apex passed away on Friday June 2, 2017 in Cary. She was born September 21, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois the the daughter of the late Henry Koplewski and Michalina (Samoska) Koplewski.

Martha graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. degree in Political Science. She practiced as an occupational therapist at Menninger's Clinic in Topeka, KS and also worked abroad in England and Switzerland. Martha had a love for traveling, enjoying trips overseas and within the United States. She would travel throughout the U.S. to study, learn and practice her painting. Martha was docent at the Harn Museum in Gainesville, FL. Many of her interests included yoga, meditation, poetry, reading, documentaries, writing and her family. She had a thirst for knowledge. The quote she wrote in her 1944 Dowagiac Central High School 50 year class reunion book was "Travel has been a joy in my life, from Canada to Australia." Martha lived in Gainesville, FL for over 30 years and moved to NC in 2005 to be closer to her family.

Martha was predeceased by her brothers: Henry Koplewski Jr., and Albert Koplewski; husband , Theodore Psarras.

She is survived by her daughter Elaine Hagwood, and her husband Allen Hagwood, granddaughter, Brooke Hagwood, all from N.C. and Allie Hagwood, granddaughter, and Kaylee Kraft, great-granddaughter, both from Montana.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Wednesday June 7, 2017 at Cambridge Village 10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex NC 27502.