Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Myrtle (Van Every) Deutsch

My maternal grandparents Martin and Myrtle (Van Every) Deutsch are buried in Memorial Park Cemetery

Myrtle Ethel Van Every was born on March 21, 1900 in Maxwell, Texas. Martin Deutsch was born on February 28, 1907 in Varalmas, Hungary. They met in St. Louis, Missouri in 1934, and were married on December 31, 1936.

I never knew my grandmother, as Myrtle died on September 11, 1951, from colon cancer - 18 years before I was born. My grandfather I knew well. Late into his life he kept in remarkable shape through lifting a set of 11 pound weights, which I have today. He was also a fan of technology, whether it was a Presto sandwich maker, the Commodore 64 he purchased for his grandkids in the 1980s, or an audio cassette recorder he took to Chicago with him in 1977 when he visited his brother and sister. He died on March 19, 1991, from colon cancer.

Martin and Myrtle on their Honeymoon (in Mexico) in 1937.

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