Sr. Martha Sayklly

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 9, 2011

Sr. Martha Jean Sayklly, age 92, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, October 9, 2011, at the Bishop Noa Home, in Escanaba.
Teacher, art educator, principal, business woman, concerned friend- all of these described the quiet mannered Sister Martha Jean Sayklly. Her alive dark eyes, a part of her Lebanese heritage, hinted at her intense joy of living in the

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    It brings a smile to my face to remember dear Sr Martha and her authority at Catholic Central back in the mid 70s. Even the teachers’ lounge was tidy and professional or you’d hear about it! What a caring and generous lady whom we’re all so fortunate to have known. Peace to the family who has brought us all so much.
    Debbie ORourke
    Marinette WI

    I was taught by Sister Martha Jean at Marinette Catholic Central 1978-1982. It has been quite a few years, but I will always remember her enthusiasm for teaching. I can thank her for my love of fine chocolate. I remember we would sneak in before school and she would sell us candy from the back room!!! We now have another angel watching over us. Rest in Peace Sister Martha Jean, you are not forgotten!

    Maggie Kerski-Croinin
    Rothschild WI

    Sister Martha Jean was a delight to work with at Marinette Catholic Central. Working together, we started MCC Fine Arts Festival back in ’78. Her students artwork decorating the halls and the gym made the school radiant. One of my fond memories was when she arranged a staff “in-service” to tour the Sayklly Factory in Escanaba. Her smile couldn’t help but spread cheer. Thank you Sr. Martha Jean. You brightened many lives.

    Jeff Gretzinger
    Madison WI

    My name is Suzanne and I am a 1980 graduate of Marinette Catholic Central. I have such fond memories of Sister Martha Jean. She was my art teacher and she made such a difference in my life. I enjoyed her class so much. She was such a nice lady and will be missed. The funny thing is that I thought about her about a month ago. I was at a tour of Catholic Central and we were talking about how we loved her class.

    Marinette WI

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the Sayklly family in the loss of Sr.Martha Jean, it’s always such a difficult time losing such a loved one. We hope with God’s loving arms and the support of family & friends this difficult time becomes a little less difficult for you all!!!! God’s blessing to each & everyone of you always.

    Sherry Winchester
    DePere WI

    Sr Martha Jean was my 6th grade teacher at St. Joseph Grade School. I remember her as a no nonsense teacher. But, more than that, I remember the art lessons. Probably because I wasn’t any good at it. Christmas of that year we made styrofoam mangers with a baby Jesus from Sayklly’s (where else?). At that time my family had a dog, who took a liking to styrofoam and chewed my manger, but had the good sense not to chew baby Jesus. I am still using that same baby Jesus in my nativity set at Christmas. Thank you Sister.

    Sue Scheeneman
    Escanaba MI

    Marie Mayville, we send our love to you and your family. God has chosen a angel. Blessings to you and your family.

    Pat & John Yirsa
    Grand Ledge MI

    We have missed seeing Sister at school Mass and functions. She always brought taffy as treats. I loved to hear her stories about her family and how she became a nun. May God have a special art room for her in heaven!

    Anita Folgert
    Marinette WI

    Marie and Debbie and family, condolences and prayers in the passing of your dear sister and aunt. You have our deep sympathy.

    Mary C Malnor
    Rapid River MI

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