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LAYE Evelyn Christine
Birth: 27 Apr 1919 Darlington, Harford Co., Md.
Death: 2 Jun 2009
Burial: 6 Jun 2009
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Obituary for Evelyn Christine Rodia
Evelyn Christine Rodia Evelyn Christine Rodia, of Havre de Grace, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
She was 90. She was born in Darlington, Maryland to the late Randolph Laye and the late Lenora Fadley
Laye. She was the devoted wife of the late Stanley Francis Rodia. She was the loving mother of Ernest J.
and Claire Rodia of Loudon, TN, Stanley Rodia, Jr., of Centreville, VA, Angelina and Anthony Barrett of
Fredericksburg, VA, and Rosalie Mergler of Bel Air, MD. She was the adored grandmother of Steven Rodia,
Debra Rodia, Evelyn Peel, Bryan Mitchell Rodia, Nanette Idoni, Christopher Yingling, Francis L. Mergler, III,
Mathew Mergler, and Karen Finkelstein. She also had 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother
Donald Laye of Havre de Grace, and was preceded in death by her other siblings, Elery Laye, Edward Laye,
Frank "Wink" Laye, Randolph "Roy" Laye, John "Jack" Laye, George Laye, Sadie Storath, Dorothy "Diddie"
Hergenrother, and Doris Babec. Mrs. Rodia was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She
was also a member of the Havre de Grace Elks Lodge and was President of Elks Ladies Club from 1985-86.
She loved spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite pastimes were her morning coffee klatsch,
listening to her favorite music, cooking for family and enjoying her beautiful flowers. A viewing will be held on
Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 South Washington Street,
Havre de Grace, MD 21078. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:30 AM at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, 615 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD. Father William J. O'Brien will officiate.
Interment will be held at Mt. Erin Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mathew Mergler, Steven Rodia, Mitchell
Rodia, Francis L. Mergler, III, Chris Yingling, and Michael Mergler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ernest J.
Rodia, Stanley Rodia, Jr., Donald Laye, Jr., and Randolph Laye. Contributions may be made in her memory
to American Heart Association, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201.
LAYE Randolph ()
FADLEY Lenora ()
LAYE Evelyn Christine (27 Apr 1919 - 2 Jun 2009)
Marriage To RODIA Stanley Francis (4 May 1915 - 7 Jul 1973)
m. 10 Oct 1937
RODIA Ernesto Joseph (27 Jan 1888 - 1939)
CIRINO Angelina (6 Aug 1888 - 12 Nov 1950)
Children by RODIA Stanley Francis 4 May 1915 - 7 Jul 1973
RODIA Angelina ()
RODIA Rosalie ()
RODIA Ernest Joseph ()
RODIA Stanley Francis ()
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